Yellowtail Tetra Alestopetersius caudalis

Yellowtail Tetra
Yellowtail Tetra
Yellowtail Tetra with African Knifefish
The Yellowtail Tetra, also called the Yellow-tailed Congo/African Tetra, is native to waters of the middle and lower Congo River basin. A silvery fish with a long dorsal fin common to other West African tetras, it has a clear yellow tail intersected by a black projection (more so on males) and it grows to 6cm long.
Yellowtail Tetra
Yellowtail Tetra female
Yellowtail Tetra female
Most female and juvenile Yellowtail Tetras have a clear tail fin but a more yellowish body (without the red eyes and black-bordered fins of the South American Lemon Tetra).