Adult Size: 3 – 4″
Minimum Tank Volume: 90 litres
Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
Ideal pH: 5.5 – 7
Lifespan: Up To 5 Years
The Congo tetra is a larger species of tetra that originates from the Congo (The name was a bit of a give away). These fish are admired for their naturally ornate finnage which gives the appearance of a delicate veil.
Congos, like most tetras, are a mid water, shoaling species. They need to be kept in groups of their own species. They will mix well with larger peaceful species such as dwarf gouramis, Rosy barbs and Kribensis cichlids. Avoid keeping congo tetras with boisterous fish that may be tempted by their long fins.
These tetras are omnivores. They prefer a variety of foods including daphnia, flake and small pellets. These fish are a shoaling tetra and should be kept in groups of at least six. If you keep even larger numbers, it is more likely that they will express better colours and natural behaviour.