The Yellow Tail Congo Tetra is a peaceful, but timid shoaling species which must be maintained in groups of 6 or more. A good sized aquarium should be provided, as this is an active species that grows to a larger size than many other Tetra species. The back and sides of the aquarium should be planted, with an open swimming space in the central portion of the aquarium. Floating plants will be appreciated to help diffuse the light. Yellow Tail Congo Tetras are sensitive to elevated nitrate levels, so frequent water changes are a must. This is not a variant of the Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) – it is a species in its own right.