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Nematobrycon palmeri
Emperor tetra
Eigenmann, 1911

(Other members of the genus Nematobrycon)

ADULT SIZE: 4 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Nematobrycon palmeri small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Colombia

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AQUARIUM CARE: A typical South American tetra, enjoying a well-planted dark tank. Males are spectacular. Not to be confused with the similar Inpaichthys kerri, also sometimes referred to as the Emperor tetra.

BREEDING: Breeds in soft acidic water. Fry should be fed initially on paramecia, and raised separately.

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








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