Emperor Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, quiet
Typical size 3cm
Max size 5cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 6
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Emperor Tetra Nematobrycon palmeri
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Emperor Tetra

Nematobrycon palmeri

The Emperor Tetra is a nicely coloured fish which will do well in a planted community of other small peaceful fishes. However, they are known to fight and become troublesome, usually if kept in non-planted tanks. Good water conditions and a varied diet are essential for long term good health and colour. A planted envionment, or a darker tank with plenty of hiding spots is preferable. A few different colour forms are available, including a black variety, although the natural purple-black form is arguably the best looking. A hardy and long lived fish in the right environment

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Nematobrycon amphiloxus | Other names Rainbow Tetra, Emporer Tetra | Origin South America | Breeding Egg scatterer | Natural Water Conditions pH 5-8, soft to medium | Sexing Males have longer fins and a humped back

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