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.