- Paugy, D. 1984 Characidae. p. 140-183. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 5331)
Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Alestopetersius caudalis
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Alestopetersius caudalis
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Yellow-tailed African tetra
The yellow-tailed African tetra comes from the Congo River basin. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is an unconfirmed report that it is also in the Republic of the Congo.
The yellow-tailed African tetra is an omnivore in the wild. It seems to have little difficulty in adjusting to normal aquarium foods.
Aquarium water conditions
Adult yellow-tailed African tetras will tolerate water up to 20 degrees DH although they do better in softer water. A temperature of 22-26 degrees C (72-79 degrees F) and a pH of between 6.5 and 7.5 is suitable.
The IUCN Red List includes the yellow-tailed African tetra as a species of least concern. Changes in its wild population trend have not been identified.
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