Emporer Tetra

The Emperor tetra is a placid aquarium fish so avoid boisterous companions.

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Author: Citron
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The Emporer Tetra lives in the pelagic, freshwater, pH range: 5.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

Unlike the Emporer Tetra, they are schooling fish (at least 5, preferrable more) and are peaceful. They prefer a established, planted tank. Avoid large or boisterous tankmates. More

Emporer tetra fish are a great choice for your tropical fish tank. More

I have an emporer tetra, and she is spinning around the water, acting really wierd. She won't stop spinning around and swimming sideways, and upside down. Why is she doing this. I fear she may be sick.... More

I got 12 emporer tetra for my 20 gallon tank to keep my 5 corydoras sterbai company. I really liked them when I had seen them in a big planted tank years ago and had always wanted some. More

Common names

Blyszczyk cesarski a. tetra cesarska in Polish (polski)
emperor tetra in English
Emporer Tetra in English
Kaisersalmler in German (Deutsch)
Kaisertetra in German (Deutsch)
Keisaritetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kejsartetra in Swedish (Svenska)
Kejsertetra in Danish (dansk)
Nematobrycon palmeri in Catalan (Català)
Rainbow tetra in English
巴氏丝尾脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
巴氏絲尾脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Nematobrycon
Species : Nematobrycon palmeri
Authority : Eigenmann, 1911