The Purple Emperor Tetra is a peaceful fish that can be housed in any community aquarium. Its fins are translucent and the tail has a unique look that will intrigue the beginner to the expert aquarist. Originally from South America, the Purple Emperor Tetra makes a great addition to the community aquarium.
The Purple Emperor Tetra can be in a housed with soft water fish to brackish water fish. Plants, rocks, and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding places.
The Purple Emperor Tetra will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or "breeding tank" will be necessary. Slightly acidic water is best for optimal breeding habits. After spawning, remove the parents to prevent them from eating their offspring.
The Purple Emperor Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.