Common Name(s)
Yellow-finned tetra, yellowtail tetra, congo tetra
Scientific Name
Alestopetersius caudalis
Family
Characidae
Origin
Congo river basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
2.3 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon long
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Looks best when fed live foods, but can be fed dry foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer, shows no parental care.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 71-78 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of its own species.

Males are larger and more colorful than females, and also have longer anal, ventral, and dorsal fins.