Blue Kerri Tetra

Blue Kerri Tetra

Country of Origin: 🇨🇴Colombia
Regular price $4.00
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Blue Kerri Tetras for Sale

General Background

Blue Kerri Tetras are beautifully colored shoaling fish that occupy the Madeira and Upper Aripuanae river basins close to the Brazilian Amazon. Although they originated in South America, they became wildly popular among aquarium hobbyists worldwide and reside in multiple commercial farms throughout the United States and beyond.

 

A distinctive black horizontal stripe wraps around its mostly cream-colored body, with hints of yellow overtaking its fins. Fully grown Blue Kerri Tetras exhibit an alluring purplish-blue sheen that captivates even the most prestigious aquarium hobbyists, especially when they’re ready to breed. They are mid to top-level fish that thrive in 20-gallon tanks or larger with a temperature ranging from 76 to 80 degrees. Blue Kerri Tetras are peaceful and easy to care for, making them great for aquarium enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

 

Although most people refer to these gorgeous fish as Blue Kerri Tetras, they carry many names, including Purple Emperor Tetras, Blue Emperor Tetras, Royal Tetras, Nematobrycon Palmeri, and Inpaichthys Kerri.

Tankmates

Blue Kerri Tetras get along with most other small, domesticated fish. They thrive in small schools of six to ten and can even share a tank with large and peaceful invertebrates. However, Blue Kerri Tetras enjoy eating smaller creatures like Dwarf Shrimp, so make sure to separate them to avoid casualties. Although Blue Kerri Tetras aren’t aggressive, males compete with each other by posing for females when it’s time to mate. Their mannerisms might seem aggressive at first, but it shouldn’t pose a problem besides the occasional fin nip now and then.

Feeds

Blue Kerri Tetras are omnivores that enjoy both meat-based and vegetarian foods. A steady diet of pellets, flake food, bloodworms, and freeze-dried tubifex will satisfy a school of Blue Kerri Tetras with ease. A healthy diet also helps their colorful scales shine, keeping their beautiful appearance in immaculate condition.

FAQ’s

Are Kerri Tetras fin nippers?

Sometimes schools of Kerri Tetras will nip at their tankmates’ fins, but it isn’t a reason to worry. They get along with most other small, peaceful fish, so you shouldn’t have a problem integrating them with similar species. Larger tanks help diminish fin nipping, but it doesn’t completely eradicate the problem.

Can Bettas and Tetras live together?

Generally, no. Even though Blue Kerri Tetras are peaceful fish and get along with most other small, non-aggressive fish and invertebrates. The bettas would be too aggressive towards them

 

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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