Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi)
These attractive and active fish will bring beauty and movement to your aquarium, making them an enjoyable choice for both novice and experienced aquarists.
Here is what you need to know about this fantastic fish:
The Black Skirt Tetra is a popular and hardy aquarium fish characterized by its striking black and silver coloration. The body is primarily silver, with two distinct, vertical black bands on the sides. The fins are mostly black and have a flowing, skirt-like appearance, giving the fish its common name. Their unique appearance and easy care requirements make them popular for both beginner and experienced aquarists.
Black Skirt Tetras are peaceful and social fish that do well in groups of at least 6 to feel secure and happy in their environment.
The Black Skirt Tetra is native to South America, specifically the Paraguay River basin. They prefer heavily planted aquariums with driftwood, rocks, and hiding spots to mimic their natural habitat.
Care: Black Skirt Tetras are considered easy to care for and can be kept by beginner hobbyists. However, it is crucial to maintain water quality and provide a suitable environment to ensure their long-term health and well-being.
Black Skirt Tetras are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia. Providing them with a varied diet will ensure their optimal health and coloration.
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