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The Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) is a strikingly beautiful freshwater fish native to the Congo River Basin in Africa. Here's a brief overview of its description and compatibility:




Size: Congo Tetras typically grow to about 3 inches in length.

Appearance: They have elongated, streamlined bodies with vibrant colours. Their bodies are adorned with iridescent scales that shimmer in shades of blue, green, and red, giving them a captivating appearance.

Behaviour: Congo Tetras are peaceful and active fish that do well in groups. They are known for their playful behaviour and will often swim together in schools, especially when they feel comfortable and secure in their environment.

Diet: They are omnivores and will readily accept a variety of foods including flake, pellet, and frozen foods. A varied diet is recommended to ensure their nutritional needs are met.



Tankmates: Congo Tetras are generally peaceful and can be kept with a variety of other peaceful fish species that share similar water requirements. Good tankmates include other Tetra species, Rasboras, Corydoras catfish, peaceful dwarf cichlids, and small loaches.

Tank Size: They are active swimmers and appreciate ample space to roam. A tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended for a small group of Congo Tetras. Larger tanks provide more swimming space and allow for a larger school.

Water Parameters: Congo Tetras prefer soft to moderately hard water with a slightly acidic to neutral pH range (pH 6.0-7.5). They also prefer warm water temperatures between 75-82°F (24-28°C).

Schooling: Congo Tetras are schooling fish and should ideally be kept in groups of six or more individuals. Keeping them in smaller groups can lead to stress and aggression among the fish.

When selecting tankmates for Congo Tetras, it's essential to avoid aggressive or fin-nipping species that could harass them. Providing plenty of hiding places and plants will help create a natural environment and reduce stress for all the fish in the tank. Regular water changes and maintenance are crucial for keeping Congo Tetras healthy and thriving.