Congo Tetra - Med
SKU: 985X

Congo Tetra - Med

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Congo Tetra    ( Phenacogrammus interruptus )

Grows to: 3"

Hobbyist Level:  A hardy fish suitable for beginners.

How Many?  They are a schooling fish that should be be purchased in groups of 4 or more.  Six or more is best.  They are larger than most tetras and should be provided plenty of room.

Housing: Provide plenty of swimming room as well as some sparsely located plants for hiding.  They look best with strong lighting.  They swim in the mid to top region of the tank.  They enjoy a moderate water current and can be sensitive to water quality.  Minimum tank size is about 20 gallons. (Temperature- 72-82),  (pH 6.0-6.2)

Tank mates: They are peaceful fish that should be kept with other peaceful fish of similar size.

Feeding:  They will accept a variety of foods.  Feed flakes, along with brine shrimp and frozen foods.  Tetras will show their best color after you have owned it for a few months and have given them a good diet.  They are primarily insectivorous but will eat some worms and plant matter.
Natural Habitat:  Zaire, Africa.   Fish sold at Elmer's are domestically raised.

Males and Females:  Males have an elongated fin in the center of the tail, a longer dorsal fin and are slightly more colorful than females.
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