Congo Tetra 30 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Tetras' started by pinksprklmonkey, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. pinksprklmonkey

    pinksprklmonkeyValued MemberMember

    Hi All!!

    I went to my LFS today and they had what they were calling "Jumbo Congo Tetras". I had never seen any like these before. I tried a search online for them but none of the pictures that came up looked like what I saw. They looked a lot like Cardinal Tetras with the blue and red stripes but this fish was much longer. I'd say it was at least 4-4 1/2 inches long and the tail was a clear color (the blue and red did not continue thorough out the body).

    So my question is, has anyone encountered this fish? Is it mislabeled or is that the correct name? Also, has anyone had them before?

  2. bubblynutter

    bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    I would be asking your LFS for the scientific name. They order them from wholesalers, and if they don't know the scientific name, I wouldn't be buying it!

    Just my opinion...
    As to what they are, I have no idea! Maybe go back and sneak a pic? :D