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Black Skirt Tetra Care


  • Black Skirt Tetra Care Sheet

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    Common Name (s): Black Skirt Tetra, Black Tetra, Black Window Tetra
    Scientific Name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
    Family: Characidae

    Temperature: 72-78 F (21-26 C)
    Temperament/Behavior: Schooling (6 or more), peaceful
    Max Size: 3 inch (7.62 cm)
    Min. Tank Size: 20 gallons (75.7 liters)
    Tank Region: Middle
    Gender Identification: Females are plumper than males
    Compatibility: Fish of the same size
    Experience Level: Beginner

    Info: Black Skirt Tetra is any extremely hardy tetra among all tetra specie that is recommended cycling a tank with Tetra Safe Start (TSS), but I would recommend cycling a tank fishless. Does not closely school, but can spread out across the entire tank. They are the ideal fish for heavily planted tanks where it will show strong dark colors in shaded tanks and when kept in bright tanks the colors are subdued. Like any tetra it has the tendency to be fin nippers when kept inadequate schools.
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