Emperor Tetra

Emperor Tetra 3cm

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Diamond Tetra 2.5cm

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Black Emperor Tetra 3cm

Emperor Tetra 3cm

Nematobrycon Palmeri
This graceful looking tetra, are best kept in planted tanks with other peaceful species. Males are easily identified by their blue eyes and longer fins. 
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This is a very popular, graceful looking tetra, native to Colombia. Mature males are easily determined by their blue eyes and longer fins. Best kept in a planted aquarium with other peaceful species, it is not unusual to have self-sustaining populations in heavily planted aquaria. Maximum size is about 5cm.

Tetras are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 20L, with a pH of 5.07.0 and KH of 1.02.0. However, they will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment. The Tetra can live 10 years or more with the proper conditions. They tend to be timid and, because of their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish who may bully or simply eat them.

Fish that mix well in an aquarium are other types of tetras, and other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition. Mid-level feeders, they are best kept in schools of five to eight or more, for the "shoaling" effect when they move around the tank. They shoal naturally in the wild and are thus happier, more brightly coloured, and more active when kept as a shoal as opposed to singly.

Tetras are best kept in a densely planted tank with subdued light and an ideal temperature of 2024?C to resemble their native Amazon environment. Tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and micro pellet food to supplement their diet.
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Scientific Name Nematobrycon Palmeri
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