SPECIE NAME:Nematobrycon palmeri
COMMON NAME OF THE SPECIE:
Found in the Atrato and San Juan river basins in western Colombia.
Ubiquitous throughout its range in slower-moving sections of rivers, minor tributaries and Stream Joining the rivers
UPTO 4 cm: UPTO 0.005 Kg
The emperor tetra is an omnivore, eating both animal and vegetable food. Any good flake or pelleted fish food is a good basis for its diet. It will benefit from live food like daphnia and mosquito larvae as well as frozen fish food including frozen bloodworms
The purple hue of these tetras will be more apparent in an aquarium with floating plants on the surface and relatively subdued lighting. If the aquarium is too bright, the yellow coloration will dominate.