Microctenopoma congicum
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Microctenopoma congicum

Common Names: Congo Bushfish
Congo Climbing Perch
Congo Ctenopoma
Synonyms: Ctenopoma congicum
Family: Anabantidae
Category: Labyrinth_Fish
Distribution: Africa; Congo River Basin.
Main Ecosystem: River; Sluggish rivers and streams.
Temperament: Peaceful; Unlike most Ctenopomas, this species is not very predatory and is only capable of eating small fry. It is peaceful unless breeding.
Diet: Carnivore; In the wild, this fish feeds on small arthropods and worms. It is not picky in captivity and will accept most processed, frozen, and live foods.
Care: Provide a tank of at least fifteen gallons. The tank should be densely planted and have tannin-stained water.
6 - 7.8
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
3 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 9cm (3.5")
Female: 9cm (3.5")
Water Region: Middle; The Congo Bushfish spends most of its time in the middle levels of the tank, but will feed from the gravel and surface as well.
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal.
Gender: Males have more pointed fins than females.
Breeding: Not yet accomplished in captivity, but this species is a bubblenest builder.
Comments: A relatively new species in the hobby, but adapts to aquarium life well. It should not be kept with highly active or fin-nipping tankmates.
Main Colours: Brown, Gold
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Natalie
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