Common Name Congo Tetra
Scientific Name Phenacogrammus Interruptus
Size 8 cm
Origin Zaire (Africa)
Tank Setup Community Setup
Temperature 24 – 29 degrees
Feeding Omnivore/ Carnivore they will accept live food, to frozen food and flakes and pellets.
Gender Differences in size and the Male Congos tend to grow an extended filament in the middle of their caudal fin and their dorsal fin is much longer then the females.
Comments Great for beginners and can also be great for experts, they go quite nicely in a community setup with many other tetras and sharks. Their shimmering and shiny body makes them very appealing to most hobbyist.

Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) is a type of tropical freshwater fish that is native to the Congo River Basin in Africa. It is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts due to its attractive appearance and peaceful nature.

Congo Tetra are typically silver in color, with a distinctive black horizontal stripe running along the length of their body. They have long, flowing fins and a slender, streamlined body shape, and they can grow to be up to 4 inches (10 cm) in length.

Congo Tetra are generally peaceful fish that do well in a community tank with other peaceful species. They are omnivorous, which means they will eat both plant and animal matter, and they should be fed a varied diet of flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods to ensure proper nutrition.

In addition to their attractive appearance and peaceful nature, Congo Tetra are also known for their social behavior and can be a lot of fun to watch as they swim around and interact with their environment. If you’re considering adding a Congo Tetra to your home aquarium, it is important to research the specific care requirements and provide a suitable habitat to ensure the health and well-being of your new pet.