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re: African Characin
To: <<A HREF="mailto:aquatic-plants at actwin_com">aquatic-plants at actwin_com</A>>
Subject: african characin
From: "Alexander Johannes Suhendra" <<A HREF="mailto:lepedz at bdg_centrin.net.id">lepedz at bdg_centrin.net.id</A>>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 16:43:29 +0700 hi all,can anyone tell me how to keep
african characin, and how the tank set-up should be ?i'm interested in
keeping those african fishes, specially the congo tetra and the red eyed
characin, thanks,Alexander Johannes Suhendra
I have kept both the Congo and Red Eye Tetras in the same conditions as South
American Tetras without a problem. I maintain a temp of 75-78 degrees
farenheit with a GH and KH of about 4. Mine seemed to thrive on regular flake
food with occaisional frozen tossed in as a treat.
The coloration of the Congo is hard to beat, particularly under natural
sunlight or metal halide lighting. The males are beautiful, but the female
Congos are rather drab.
One thing I always liked about these two species of fish is that although
their appearance might make you think they would be aggressive, with their
teeth and decent adult size, mine were peaceful as the day is long. They
never bothered any other fish in my tank, not even Amano Shrimp or the
smallest South American Tetra or Cory cat. They chased each other sometimes,
but never hurt each other.
Good choice for a planted tank, IMO.
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