Red Gill Congo Tetra‎ (Phenacogrammus major)

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Red Gill Congo Tetra‎

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Red Gill Congo Tetra‎

Phenacogrammus major

95 Litres (25 US G.)

6-8 cm (2.4-3.1")




6.5 - 7.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-10 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to sex, males may have more vibrant colouration.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

An active shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more with other similar-sized community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious tank with plenty of open swimming room and some hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate fish which is silver in base colour with a darkened lateral line after the dorsal fin running into the caudal fin. The caudal fin is rich red in colour. There is a black spot just behind the gills.

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