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Northern lakes and seas

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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

The flooded rainforest

Arowana

The interesting species of the river

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River life

The plants in the river

River deep

Armored predators

Conservation of species

California kingsnake

River pool

Archerfish

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Zebra Pike Cichlid

Zebra Pike Cichlid

Arnold´s Myleus

Arnold´s Myleus

Orangespotted pacu

Orangespotted pacu

Grant´s Leporinus

Grant´s Leporinus

Suriname leporinus

Suriname leporinus

Yellow striped leporinus

Yellow striped leporinus

Bigscaled leporinus

Bigscaled leporinus

Striped headstander

Striped headstander

Spotted leporinus

Spotted leporinus

Tucan fish

Tucan fish

Zig Zag Parodon

Zig Zag Parodon

Maranon Thorn Catfish

Maranon Thorn Catfish

Payara

Payara

Ornate pimelodus

Ornate pimelodus

Papa Panaque

Papa Panaque

Snow Pleco

Snow Pleco

White spotted Parana Pleco

White spotted Parana Pleco

Black neon

Black neon

Congo tetra

Congo tetra

Facts

LatinPhenacogrammus interruptus
Size8 cm
FoodSmall crustaceans, insects and worms
HabitatRivers
IUCN

Least concern

LocationThe Congo drainage in Western Central Africa
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Colourful

The Congo tetra lives in shoals in rivers with cloudy water. Their shiny bodies make it easier for them to find each other. Because of their beautiful iridescence, they are also called “jewel tetra”.

Eggs sink to the bottom

After mating, the female lays up to 300 dark eggs, which sink to the bottom of the river. The eggs hatch after just one day. The fry are large enough to immediately start hunting for brine.


Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi