Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra (Bryconaethiops boulengeri)

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Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra

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Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra

Bryconaethiops boulengeri

208 Litres (55 US G.)

15-25 cm (5.9-9.8")




7.0 - 8.0

22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)

6-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra

Additional scientific names

Bryconaethiops microstoma boulengeri

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in Africa's Congo River basin.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have more colour to them, their anal and pectoral fins will have a pink hue to them.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A large but peaceful shoaling fish that do best in groups of 5 or more, keep with similar sized peaceful fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Require a large and long tank as they are active fish. Plenty of open swimming space should be provided with some hiding places in tall plants and bogwood.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Fast swimming and active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate and chunky fish with a forked caudal fin. They have a silver body with bold black lateral line markings which are not solid. Fins are generally translucent.

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