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Phenacogrammus interruprus




Phenacogrammus interruptus (Congo tetra)

This little beauty comes from central Africa (Zaire region - hence the name "Congo"). It grows to about  8 cm and requires a tank of at least 60 cm in length while a volume of 100 liters will be even better. As far as water parameters are concerned a pH 6.8 and GH=7 is Ok. The temperature should be kept between 24-25oC (even 26oC is well tolerated). Can be fed with worms, insects, crustaceans and of course dried food. It is characterized by the large iridescent scales and the flowing fins. The cirrectly conditioned male is brilliantly colored; a wide band of gold runs along the top half of the body that changes to an electric blue - green below the middle line. The dorsal, anal, caudal and ventral fins develop extensions with maturity and all have a white edging which is clearly seen when the fish is observed against a dark background. The female is less colorful and mostly displays a gold / brown coloration while the caudal fins are more square and doesn't develop fin extensions. Being an active shoaling fish means that spawning involves a great deal of running for the female. The fertilized eggs stick to the bottom and develop a hard shell before hatching. A peaceful fish, ideal for the small community tank although special care should be taken to allow a good deal of swimming space.   

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