Congo Tetra - Color
Congo Tetra Male
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. Cong Tetras liks 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.
Congo Tetra Female
Congo Tetra - Compatibility
The Congo Tetra is compatible with the Chinese Algae Eater, Corydoras Catfish, Large Tetras, Mollies, Platies, Plecostomus, Swordtails, Zebra Danio
Congo Tetra - Breeding
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.
Congo Tetra - Profile
Scientific Name: Phenacogrammus interruptus
Temperature: 23 - 28 C; 74 - 82 F
Size: 7 cm; 2.5 inches
Life Span: 5 years
Breeding: Difficult, Egg Layer