Congo Tetra

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Congo tetras, with their iridescent beauty, transform your tropical aquarium into a living canvas of vibrant colours. Native to the Congo River Basin in Central Africa, these medium-sized schooling fish exhibit a striking combination of metallic blues, greens, and reds. Their elongated fins add an extra touch of elegance, making them a captivating centrepiece in any aquatic display.

Crafting an optimal environment for Congo tetras involves replicating the dimly lit, slow-flowing rivers they inhabit. A well-planted aquarium with subdued lighting and dark substrate provides a comfortable setting. These sociable fish thrive in groups, so maintaining a school of at least six individuals encourages their natural behaviours and showcases their dazzling colours.

Attentiveness to water conditions is vital for their well-being. Keep the temperature between 74-82°F (23-28°C) and maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Regular water changes and a reliable filtration system contribute to a healthy aquatic ecosystem.

Congo tetras are omnivores, readily accepting high-quality flake or pellet foods. Supplement their diet with live or frozen options such as brine shrimp or bloodworms for optimal nutrition and colour enhancement. With proper care, these resplendent tetras will grace your tropical aquarium with an enduring display of African beauty.

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