The Congo Tetra originally came from the Congo
Basin in Zaire, Africa. It has large scales that have an iridescent
blue/green quality. Males have longer fins and more color. The Congo Tetra is very
peaceful. A school of 6 is recommended. It likes the middle
layers of the aquarium and prefers a large tank, open areas for swimming, plants
for hiding and dim lighting. It likes mosquito larvae.
The Congo Tetra is difficult to breed. Lower the acidity, increase the amount of light
and use a very large tank with a layer of Java Moss covering the bottom. The parents should be removed from the tank before the hundreds of fry begin to hatch.
||23 - 28
C; 74 - 82 F
||Difficult, Egg Layer
Chinese Algae Eater, Corydoras Catfish, Large
Tetras, Mollies, Platies, Plecostomus,
Swordtails, Zebra Danio