Tetra | Black Tetra

Tetra | Black Tetra

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Scientific Name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

Common Name: Black Skirt Tetra, Black Tetra, Black Widow Tetra

Adult Size: 2"

Lifespan: 3 - 5 years

Origin / Habitat: South America

Aquarium Size: 10 Gallons

Ideal Water Conditions:

  • pH - 6.0 - 7.5
  • Temperature: 75-80° F
  • Water Hardness: 5° - 20°

Temperament: A generally peaceful little tetra that needs to be in a school of 5 or more.

Diet / Foods: An omnivore - provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they should accept flake food.

Tank Region: All over, but mostly in the middle and top areas of the fish tank.

Breeding:  Will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or "breeding tank" will be necessary. After the eggs have been fertilized, removing the parents will be necessary to reduce the number of lost fry.

Gender: The female will usually be larger and the male may have a wider anal fin.

Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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