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Congo tetra   (Phenacogrammus interruptus)
Category: Fish

 

 

This native of the Congo River Basin of Africa is commonly kept in aquaria and requires soft, peat-filtered water and a darker substrate. They are happiest at lower light levels and their beautiful rainbow colors are most obvious in subdued lighting. They are a peaceful, schooling fish that are easily intimidated by aggressive tank mates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_tetra

http://www.petsource.org/aquatic-by-species/aquatic-fresh-water/3712-congo-tetra.html

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Characiformes
Family - Alestidae
Genus - Phenacogrammus
Species - P. interruptus

 
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