Congo Tetras?

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Autumn Chuff

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Has anyone had any experience with these? They just got some in at my lfs and I was thinking of getting a few for the 29 gal I'm part way through cycling. How well would they get along with other fish (like the 9 serpae tetras I was planning on moving from my 20 extra high to the new tank), how hardy are they, and how much space do they need? Thanks in advance for the help!!!
 

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These fish school,recommended to get a minimum of 6.All i know about them is that they cannot mix with nipping fishes.
 

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Congos get bgger than 3" I'm looking at a school in my tank at like 3.5-4.5" have seen 6".
At that price they are most likely all females:(
Great!!! fish for you but not a good cycler.
 

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Oh, they are NOT going into a cycling tank. It is fishless cycle for me, always. I'm just window shopping so to speak for after the tank is done cycling. The ones the lfs has are $7 each, it seems this is an ok deal. It's a definite possibility at least.
 

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I had to pay $14 for the one I got! He's around 3-1/2" long now, and I've heard they get bigger. Gorgeous fish. I'd like to get a female for him, but in my 38-gal (36"x18"x12") I'm afraid more than two would not have enough room. I really think they need a bigger tank, and six would be way too many in a 29-gal, I think.

Sometimes he hovers, sometimes he tears back and forth; very fast swimmer, especially during feeding time! He leaves the other fish alone (tetras, cories, kribensis) and seems very peaceful.

That's a great price you found there--it would be hard to resist buying too many for the tank size, but I'd hate to cramp them.

-- Pat
 
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