Blue Emperor Tetra – 8 pack


This lovely tetra is the “other” species of emperor tetra and is generally much harder with many of the same characteristics!

The Blue/Purple Emperor Tetra (Inpaichthys kerri) is a very attractive shoaling fish for the community aquarium. Its distinctive coloration consists of a mostly cream-colored body that is highlighted by a thick horizontal black stripe and yellow edges along its fins.  Adult specimens also display a very noticeable blue/purple sheen, especially when displaying breeding behavior. Females are generally smaller and thicker in size.  The Blue/Purple Emperor Tetra typically breeds in pairs and must be kept in shoals of at least 6 to 10 fish. Males will posture and compete with females, but this aggression is not a problem in aquariums with ample space and plenty of décors. Smaller shoals of this fish may result in fin-nipping of other species in the tank.