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African Tetras, Family Alestiidae,  In Aquariums

Bob Fenner


The African tetras. 18 genera, including Alestes (= Brycinus), Hydrocynus, Micralestes, Phenacogrammus and Rhabdalestes. About 109 species. 

Phenacogrammus interruptus (Boulenger 1899), the Congo Tetra. Central Africa; the Congo. Males to a little over three inches, females to two and a half. Cond.s pH 6-8, dH 5-19, temp. 23-26 C. Feed on meaty foods, plant material. Aquarium photo.


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