Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra (Bryconaethiops boulengeri)

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Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra

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Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra

Bryconaethiops boulengeri

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 8.0

[[Minimum temperature::22 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::27 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

6-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Alestidae



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Additional names

Boulenger's Featherfin Tetra

Additional scientific names

Bryconaethiops microstoma boulengeri


Origin

Found in Africa's Congo River basin.

Sexing

Males have more colour to them, their anal and pectoral fins will have a pink hue to them.

Tank compatibility

A large but peaceful shoaling fish that do best in groups of 5 or more, keep with similar sized peaceful fish.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Require a large and long tank as they are active fish. Plenty of open swimming space should be provided with some hiding places in tall plants and bogwood.

Behaviour

Fast swimming and active shoaling fish.

Identification

An elongate and chunky fish with a forked caudal fin. They have a silver body with bold black lateral line markings which are not solid. Fins are generally translucent.

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