Other Names:
Royal Tetra

Scientific Name:
Inpaichthys kerri (Géry & Junk, 1977)

South America: Aripuanã River, upper Rio Madeira basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Maximum size:
3-4cm. (1,5-1,75").

An aquarium of 24" (60cm.) in length is fully sufficient to provide a shoal of these colorful fish ample space to thrive. A densely planted tank with dimmed lights is preferred, so the little fish can hide and feel secure, especially when they share their tank with larger or more active fish.
Optimal conditions are soft, slightly acidic water, achievable by filtering over peat or by the use of Black Water Extract. But they will do well in harder, more alkaline water as well.

15°C 23-28°C 35°C

5.0 6.0-8.0 9.0
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 Suitable conditions
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Omnivorous: will readily accept dried, frozen and live foods.

A peaceful and active community fish that inhabits the middle layers of the aquarium. The Blue Emperor Tetra may be shy when it shares its tank with larger, active fish. A densely planted tank is appreciated.
This fish should be kept in a group of at least 6-7 specimen.

Blue Emperor Tetra

Blue Emperor Tetra

Blue Emperor Tetra

Blue Emperor Tetra

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