Common Name: Longfin Blackskirt Tetra, Long Finned Black Widow, Black Hifin Tetra
Adult Size: 2.2 inches
Life Expectancy: 6 - 7 years
Habitat: South America in Paraguay and Guapore Basins
Minimum Tank Size: 15 gallon
Ideal Tank Conditions:
- Temperature Range: 70.0 to 79.0° F
- pH Range: 5.8-8.5
- Hardness Range: 3 - 30
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; should eat most common aquarium foods. Flakes, frozen, freeze dried and may nibble at some aquarium plants.
Breeding & Spawning: Egg scatterer. The adults may eat the eggs. You will need a bare bottom breeding tank and will have to remove the adults after they release the eggs.
Gender: The male's dorsal fin is narrow and more pointed. A mature female is plumper.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatability Chart