True Red Congo Tetra (Micralestes stormsi)

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True Red Congo Tetra

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True Red Congo Tetra

Micralestes stormsi

95 Litres (25 US G.)

9-10 cm (3.5-3.9")




6.0 - 7.6

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

18-25 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in groups of 6 or more. Keep with other active peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space as well as some hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate fish with a forked caudal fin. The back is quite flat with a rounded belly, the scales are large and iridescent silver and the top half of the iris is red. The caudal fin can have hints of red running through it.

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