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Brycinus longipinnis


Family: Alestidae
Species: Brycinus longipinnis
Common Name: Longfin tetra, African Longfin Tetra
Size: Up to 4.75 inches (12 cm)
Habitat: Africa: Atlantic border of the African continent from Gambia to Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Can be hard to acclimate to prepared food. Omnivorous, once acclimated will accept most flake foods, frozen, live and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Active schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical. Temperature 72 - 81°F (22 27°C) pH 6.0-7.5 dH range: 5 - 20
Care: Medium, best keep in schools.
Communities: Excellent, with similar sized and active fish. Do not keep with shy or slower moving fish.
Suitability: Good, with care. Ideal for African biotope.

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