Emperor Tetra Tropical Fish Information

Nematobrycon palmeri
Emperor Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, quiet
Typical size 3cm
Max size 5cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number in Tank 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)

Emperor Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the Emperor Tetra's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Emperor Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.

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

Emperor Tetra Facts

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

Emperor Tetra Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Emperor Tetra information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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