The regular coloration of the pretty fish reminds one strongly in the coloration of the South American tetras of the genus Nematobrycon
and Impaichthys, the emperor tetras
. The quiet and grave swimming behavior is also very similar in both groups. This is the reason why we suggest the common name "African Emperor tetra" for the species. But a real royal outfit get the fish in breeding condition. The males become deep red then. Sadly we have no picture of that coloration on our own, but in fish base such a picture can be seen here
For our customers: the animals have code 154654 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.