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How to look after
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

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

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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