01-05-2010, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
I may have found a match, input pls on
Inpaichthys kerri - Purple Emperor Tetra
I had a shoal of 7 or 8 of these back in the 1990's, nice fish. Easy to determine male/female by the colour of the adipose fin [red or brownish on female, blue on male]. Males are typical characin males, "pushy" with each other but no damage in my experience. Never bothered other fish. Active swimmers, and easy to spawn; I even manaqged to have a couple fry survive in my 115g tank once, found them in the plants. They have quite a nice blue sheen over the sides, males moreso. A bit smaller than the similar common Emperor Tetra. In spite of the common name "Purple or Ble Emperor," the fish are in different genera and not related.