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Inpaichthys kerri
Emperor tetra, royal tetra
Géry & Junk, 1977

(Other members of the genus Inpaichthys)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Neutral

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Inpaichthys kerri small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil

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AQUARIUM CARE: This gorgeous tetra likes a loosely planted tank, dark, but with some open water for swimming. Easy to keep and not fussy about food, a great addition to most community tanks. Not to be confused with the similar Nematobrycon palmeri, also sometimes referred to as the Emperor tetra.

BREEDING: Male Emperor tetras defend small territories in which they breed. Adult fish should be removed, and the fry fed on newly hatched artemia nauplii.

Have you bred Inpaichthys kerri? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Inpaichthys kerri breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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