Blue Emperor Tetra (Inpaichthys Kerri)
The Blue Emperor Tetra is an elegant and captivating freshwater fish native to the rivers of South America. They are known for their beautiful iridescent blue coloration and regal appearance. These peaceful fish are suitable for community aquariums and make a visually striking addition to any aquatic environment.
Blue Emperor Tetras have a slender, elongated body that can reach up to 2 inches in length. They display a brilliant iridescent blue coloration with a subtle green sheen on their dorsal side. Their eyes are a striking orange-red color, and their anal fins feature a black and white striped pattern. Males have elongated, pointed dorsal and anal fins, while females have shorter, more rounded fins.
Blue Emperor Tetras are peaceful, social fish that enjoy the company of their own kind. They are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6 to promote their well-being and natural behavior. They are generally non-aggressive and make good tank mates for a variety of similarly-sized, peaceful fish.
Tank Habitat and Care:
Blue Emperor Tetras require a well-planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons, with plenty of swimming space and hiding spots. They prefer a sandy or fine gravel substrate and appreciate the addition of driftwood and rocks in their environment. Water parameters should be maintained at a pH of 5.5-7.5, a hardness of 5-12 dGH, and a temperature of 75-82°F.
Blue Emperor Tetras are omnivorous, and their diet should consist of high-quality flake food, small pellets, and a mix of frozen or live foods, such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.
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