Common name/s: Congo Tetra.
Scientific name: Phenacogrammus interruptus
Maximum size: 3" (8.5 cm).
Care: Keep in as larger group as possible as they are an active shoaling fish. They prefer slightly soft, acidic water and a well planted tank.
Feeding: They will accept most commercial foods but relish live and frozen foods.
Sexing and Breeding: Males are easily distinguished by their extended finnage and bright colours in comparison to the shorter finned dull females. Congo Tetras are egg scatterers, so if they spawn in a community tank most of the eggs will be eaten. The young are slow growers and should be feed live insect larve.
Comments: A stunning fish, fully grown males are a truly magnificent sight with their elaborate finnage and delicate hues. They are an active fast swimming and peaceful fish that does well in a peaceful community tank, maybe with an African theme.