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anybody ever have their emperor or kerri tetras spawn? I have ONE fry in my tank and don't know who the parents are. Can't tell if it's the emperors or the kerri blues. I know it's not a ram or an oto, the only other inhabitants. It's about a half inch, elongated, and has a bright gold lateral line, which neither tetra does....I can't believe it has survived to "bigger than a gulp size", as there are loads of fish.
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Hey Penny! How are things?

It's probably an emperor but that's just a guess. How do you know it isn't a ram? They can be pretty sneaky about spawning at times.
 

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Hi Bryce! How ya doin?
Just because of the shape....it's "rod-shaped" rather than "fish shaped" for lack of better terminology. I've had apisto fry and they were more deep bodied. Rams would be similar I would imagine.

Also the stripe...both the tetras are horizontally decorated like this guy.
 

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It is common for emperor fry to show up in planted tanks particularly if you have a lot of moss for them to hide in.

The same thing happened to me so I set up a breeding tank for the dominate male and the plumpest female. After spawning I removed the breeders. The fry were easy to raise and I ended up with about 35 emperors.

When full grown the emperor is one of the most beautiful tetras in my opinion.

Bruce
 
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