Phenacogrammus interruptus
 

81F
Explanation of the symbols

75F

Family : Alestidae
Origin : Congo
Length : 8,5 cm - 3.5"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English name : Congo Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you cannot keep together with other fishes that are too aggressive.  Then they get shy and they hide.  They need a lot of free swimming space.  You should plant the aquarium well on the sides and background.  Don't use plants that are too soft, because they are eaten.

They are omnivorous but they prefer soft vegetable food.  Live, frozen and dry food are eaten as well.

Breeding is easy.  In the sun they spawn in pairs or in a school.  After 6 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with infusoria and later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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