Less than 2"
Minimum Tank Size
Black, Blue, Silver
Slightly acidic (6.2-7.5 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (3-12 dKH), 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit
General: The Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) are an endemic fish species naturally occupying the slower moving tributaries of Columbia. The Emperor Tetra are a schooling fish, that will typically display a more active behavior when in schools of four, or more, per ten gallons of water. The Emperor Tetra are a relatively hardy, simple to care for fish.
Fecundity: The Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) female will typically produce a couple hundred eggs per clutch. In order to encourage reproductive behavior, provide a healthy diet containing large amounts of protein.
Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Baby Brine Shrimp, Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Daphnia, Spirulina, Insects, and Tropical Flake.
Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.2-7.5 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (3-12 dKH)
Dimorphism: As the Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) mature, the males will develop a blue tint along the lateral line. The male will also develop an extension towards the interior portion of the caudal fin.
Compatibility: The Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) are typically compatible with Hillstream Loach, Kuhli Loach, Dojo Loach, Rasbora, Corydoras, Chocolate Gourami, Scarlet Badis, Honey Gourami, Danio, and other small species of Tetra.