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White Emperor Tetra (Leucistic)

$999 CAD
SKU: 400000027258

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White Emperor Tetra (Leucistic)

Description

The White Emperor Tetra, also known as the Leucistic Tetra, is a captivating variation of the regular Emperor Tetra, displaying a beautiful white coloration due to a genetic mutation. These fish are known for their peaceful nature and are commonly kept in community aquariums. Below are the specific requirements for their optimal care:

  1. Temperature: White Emperor Tetras thrive in tropical temperatures. They prefer water that is consistently maintained between 75°F and 82°F (24°C to 28°C). Keeping the water within this temperature range will help ensure their overall health and well-being.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: The recommended minimum tank size for a small school of White Emperor Tetras is 20 gallons (75.7 liters). Providing a tank of this size allows them to swim freely and exhibit natural behaviors. However, keeping them in larger tanks is always beneficial as it provides more space for swimming and reduces territorial disputes among tank mates.

Type and Details:

  • Scientific Name: Inpaichthys kerri (formerly Nematobrycon palmeri)
  • Size: They usually grow to about 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm) in length, making them ideal for smaller aquariums.
  • Behavior: White Emperor Tetras are known to be peaceful and social fish. They do well in groups of 6 or more, as this mimics their natural schooling behavior and helps them feel secure.
  • Tank Conditions: They prefer a well-planted tank with some open space for swimming. Providing driftwood and rocks for hiding places can also help them feel more secure.
  • Water Conditions: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. Additionally, maintaining good water quality is essential, so regular water changes and filtration are necessary.

When keeping White Emperor Tetras, it's crucial to ensure they are housed with compatible tank mates that have a similar temperament and water requirements. Also, provide a balanced diet, including high-quality flake foods, freeze-dried bloodworms, and other small live or frozen foods to meet their dietary needs. Regular observation and monitoring of their behavior and health are important to ensure their well-being in the aquarium.

Specifications

  • Category
    Tetras
  • Species Type
    Emperor Tetra
  • Water Temperature
    75°F to 82°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Rocky Tanks, Planted Tanks, Hiding Spots
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Schooling

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White Emperor Tetra (Leucistic)

$999 CAD

The White Emperor Tetra, also known as the Leucistic Tetra, is a captivating variation of the regular Emperor Tetra, displaying a beautiful white coloration due to a genetic mutation. These fish are known for their peaceful nature and are commonly kept in community aquariums. Below are the specific requirements for their optimal care:

  1. Temperature: White Emperor Tetras thrive in tropical temperatures. They prefer water that is consistently maintained between 75°F and 82°F (24°C to 28°C). Keeping the water within this temperature range will help ensure their overall health and well-being.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: The recommended minimum tank size for a small school of White Emperor Tetras is 20 gallons (75.7 liters). Providing a tank of this size allows them to swim freely and exhibit natural behaviors. However, keeping them in larger tanks is always beneficial as it provides more space for swimming and reduces territorial disputes among tank mates.

Type and Details:

When keeping White Emperor Tetras, it's crucial to ensure they are housed with compatible tank mates that have a similar temperament and water requirements. Also, provide a balanced diet, including high-quality flake foods, freeze-dried bloodworms, and other small live or frozen foods to meet their dietary needs. Regular observation and monitoring of their behavior and health are important to ensure their well-being in the aquarium.

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