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Old 09-30-2012, 08:01 PM   #11 
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They can be kept in a community tank. I had mine in a thriving community of very active fish and they used to be all over the place hunting for food and chasing each other around.

However, I agree that they really do best in at least a group of six individuals. Someone on another forum said he had noticed a massive difference in behaviour from when he went from six to around ten individuals.

Also going by your signature you need more emperor tetras. One is definitely not enough and you really should have at least five-six. I believe you mentioned some problems with certain numbers in a previous thread, but honestly if you can't meet the schooling requirements of these fish you probably should stick with fish that do better either by themselves or in a trio.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #12 
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I have read from numerous sources that emperor tetras are not schooling.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematobrycon_palmeri
http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/a...asy-tetras.htm
http://www.bettatrading.com.au/Emper...Fact-Sheet.php
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #13 
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Those sites have no reputation as far as I'm concerned. The middle doesn't even say anything about group size?
Why don't you look at some reliable sources for fish care:
Nematobrycon palmeri (Emperor Tetra) — Seriously Fish
Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) Profile
I will be the first to step out and say seriously fish is the single best fish care site out there. They say a dozen is best.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #14 
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Mine is colorful swimming and exhibiting normal behavor.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #15 
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Mine is colorful swimming and exhibiting normal behavor.
Which doesn't mean much. Just because an animal "appears" happy does not mean it is happy. It may appear "healthy" but that does not mean much. There are things such as stress that animals go through. A schooling fish that is alone is under stress even if you cannot see it.

Over time that stress leads to a sick, rouge, and or erratic animal. Do it a favor. Stop assuming it is healthy because you think it is, listen to those who are giving you good advice and give it a school.
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It is a male emperor tetra and I have sources if it were a female I would agree.
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