Common Name(s)
Emperor tetra
Scientific Name
Nematobrycon palmeri
Family
Characidae
Origin
Colombia, South America
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
2 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon long
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer, will eat their young or eggs.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
Nematobrycon_palmeri.jpg

Female emperor tetra
By Sitron - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7614304
Kaisertetra.jpg

Male emperor tetra
CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=264747

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Males have blue eyes, females have green. Males are also larger and more colorful with longer fins.