Alestopetersius caudalis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Alestidae
Origin : Congoriver
Length : 7 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Yellow-Tailed Congo Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep in a community aquarium together with other peaceful fishes.  When there are not enough fishes of their own kind they become very shy.  A sunny spot and a dark substrate  bring out the colours of this fish. 

They prefer live food but dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  In the morning sun up to 300 eggs are laid and fertilized.  The eggs sink to the bottom.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  After 6 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with infusoria and a few days later with Artemia-nauplii.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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