Common Name(s)
Congo tetra
Scientific Name
Phenacogrammus interruptus
Family
Alestidae
Origin
Congo river, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
3 inches
Minimum Tank Size
40 gallon breeder (36 x 18 in footprint)
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate. Needs a tight fitting lid as they will jump out of the tank if given the chance.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore, will eat dried foods but should be supplemented with live foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. The parents will eat the eggs or fry.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 73-82 Fahrenheit
Phenacogrammus_interruptus_(aka).jpg

By André Karwath aka Aka - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=375948

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of its own species.

Males are larger, have longer fins, and are more colorful.