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Blue-barred Congo Tetra Micralestes stormsi
Category: Characins - Community
Price: £12.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 2 in stock
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
Care Level: Easy
Schooling Fish: Yes
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Either males or females available (please be aware that some species are unsexable)|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Micralestes stormsi (True Red Congo Tetra, Blue-barred Congo Tetra)
An attractive African characin closely related to the nurse tetra and Congo tetra. Like them it is an active, silvery fish with large iridescent scales. There is a vague dark band running between the centre of the body to the base of the tail. The dorsal, adipose and caudal fins are reddish, though this isn't always obvious. There is a prominent coppery patch on the top of the iris.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A peaceful, schooling fish well suited to community tanks containing medium sized species. Not predatory, but could eat very small fish given its adult size.
Basic care similar to the Congo tetra.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Africa: Congo Basin; also Tanzania and Chad|
|Size||Up to 10 cm in the wild, smaller in captivity|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|