Congo tetra

The Congo tetra, Phenacogrammus interruptus, is a freshwater schooling characin, a type of fish popular in aquariums.

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The Congo tetra lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

The Congo tetra, Phenacogrammus interruptus, is a freshwater schooling characin, a type of fish popular in aquariums. They may grow to 100 millimetres and are suitable for a community aquarium. They are highly gregarious fish and should not be kept in groups of less than 4. More

pair of congo tetras and a pair of albino congo tetras. They are nice color full fish. I have mine in a 20 gal. tank... More

Compared with more well known tetras the congo tetra has a very distinct body shape. It's body is more shaped like a rainbow fish than typical tetras which tend to be less oval shaped. More

The Congo Tetra is considered by many to be the jewel of tetras in the home aquarium because of its natural beauty. It has long, flowing fins that some have described as shimmering and the main color tends to be silver with an orange glow. More

The most important thing about Congo Tetras, and most tetras for that matter, is to keep them in schools. Two or three fish is not considered a school. I know this fish can cost up to $10 each, but they are not worth keeping unless they are schooled. More

A Congo Tetra with yellow coloration Minimum Tank Size: 60 gallons, but bigger tank is recommended Diet: Cheerfully eats almost any food you care to feed it. More

Habitat: Although the Congo Tetra can be kept in smaller aquariums, these are active swimmers that are always on the go and will do best in long rather than tall tanks to provide them with lots of room. More

The Congo Tetra does well in a peaceful community aquarium that is well lit and moderately planted. It prefers to swim in schools of 5-8 other Congo's in an aquarium that has plenty of room. More

Congo Tetras are egg layers and because of this you must make sure if breeding to separate the adults from the eggs or the eggs may be eaten. More

Congo tetra's require a tank of no less than 30 gallons because in keeping them it is advised to keep them in schools of six to eight. Keeping them in lesser numbers may result in them being very skittish and stressed as they don't feel protected enough. More

The Congo Tetra is an open-water, schooling fish that is found in the rivers and lakes of the Congo River basin. It is primarily insectivorous but will also feed on worms and some plant matter. More

The Congo tetra belongs to the genus Micralestes within the family Characidae. The scientific name for this fish is Micralestes interruptus. More

COMMON NAMES: Congo Tetra or (rarely)Congo Salmon SCIENTIFIC NAME: Micralestes zrzterruptus SYNONYM: Phenacogramnzus interrupt GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION: Central Africa, particularly Zaire SIZE: Up to around 9 cm (c. 31/2 in) WATER PREFERENCES: Soft, acid water is preferred. More

Congo Tetra 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Congo Tetra = Scientific Name: Phenacogrammus interruptus Recommended Aquarium: 10+ Gallons Approx. More

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Congo Tetra, Congo Salmon Phenacogrammas interruptus | Pictures Synonyms: Micralestes interruptus, Alestopetersius interruptus, Hemigrammalestes interruptus, Petersius codalus Physical description: The Congo Tetra has a laterally compressed body, large eyes, and large scales. More

Congo tetra ( common name ) let's test your knowledge! Phenacogrammus interruptus ( fish name )slovensky , français Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 3 - 4 cm ( More

A somewhat skittish fish, the Congo Tetra is a beautiful fish once it establishes itself in the aquarium. More

Common names

Almindelig congotetra in Danish (dansk)
Blauer Kongosalmler in German (Deutsch)
congo tetra in English
Konginė vaivorykštinė tetra in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Kongólazac in Hungarian (Magyar)
Kongontetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kongosalmler in German (Deutsch)
Kongotetra in Norwegian (Norsk)
Kongotetra in Swedish (Svenska)
Kongozalm in Dutch (Nederlands)
Swiecik kongijski in Polish (polski)
Tetra konžská in Slovak (slovenčina)
コンゴテトラ in Japanese (日本語)
密齒小鮭脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
密齿小鲑脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
断线脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
斷線脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Alestidae
Genus : Phenacogrammus
Species : Phenacogrammus interruptus
Authority : Boulenger, 1899