Species group: Tetras
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Scientific name: Nematobrycon palmeri
The Emperor Tetra is a small shoaling fish which is native to river basins in the nation of Columbia. in South America. Emperor Tetras are popular aquarium fish because they are hardy, inexpensive and have attractive fins. They are true shoaling fish - they swim together in the same direction - and are best kept in numbers of 8 to 10.
Nematobrycon palmeri is a blue-gray color, with an iridescent shine. A black form of Nematobrycon palmeri is very common in aquariums as well.
They do well in a peaceful community tank. The Emperor Tetra has a peaceful temperament.
As schooling fishes, Emperor Tetras prefer spacious tanks with plenty of swimming space. Well-planted slightly acidic, and soft-watered tanks are best. They are easily distressed by too much light and substrate that is too white.
personality, peaceful community tank, exceptional color, schooling fish, orange belly
slightly acidic water, fluorescent lighting.Easy, heavy planted aquarium