Friday, July 13, 2012

  Fish Profile of the Week:     Yellow tail Congo Tetra 


Names: Yellow-Tailed Congo Tetra (Alestopetersius caudalis)
pH range:  6.5 - 7.8
Climate: 22°C - 26°C
Distribution:  Africa: Congo River basin
Size : 6-7 cm

Difficulty: Moderate

Availability: Uncommon
Behavior:  Shoaling fish.
Diet: Omnivore
Life Span:  8-10 years
Sexing:   Females are smaller than males and do not have the white coloured edges at the fins that     
                males have. Females also lack the black extended middle section of the caudal fin.

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