PetFish Index
About Us

PetFish Video

Aquarium Basics
Aquatic Plants
Barbs, Tetras And Minnows
Catfish and Loaches
Diseases And Fish Health
Do It Yourself
Fishy Fun Stuff
Foods And Feeding
Freshwater Sharks
Goldfish, Ponds And
Coldwater Fish

How To Guides
Killifish Care
Killifish Species
Miscellaneous Fish
Native USA Fish
Saltwater And Marine
Spawning And Fry Care

Products And Services Reviews
Local Pet Shop Reviews


Conversions Volume Calculator

Aquarium Measurements And pH Scales

The Ultimate Aquarium Calculator

Design Your Aquarium

Link to

Black Skirt Tetra

Black Skirt Tetra

Black Skirt Tetra © Snapple

This is an white Black Skirt Tetra
that has been dyed pink.
© Snapple
By: Billy McEnery
Common Name: Black Skirt Tetra
Latin Name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Origin: South America
Temperature: 68-80 F
Ease Of Keeping: Easy
Aggressivness: Peaceful
Lighting: Not critical
Adult Size: 1.5-2 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Feeding: Flake, live, frozen
Spawning Method: Egg Scatterer
Extra: As with most Tetras they are happiest in groups of 6 or more or small schools. Black Skirt Tetras are commonly known as Black Tetras and Black Widow Tetras. The Black skirt tetra has many color variations most notable are the painted varieties of blues and pinks witch are most likely artificially dyed Albino Black Tetras and should be avoided.
Breeding: Breeding the Black Skirt Tetra is easy. Place in a well planted breeding tank and condition with brine shrimp, bloodworms or the like. The Black Skirt Tetra is and egg scatterer but prefers to lay eggs in small "Clumps" in plants with fine leaves. The fry which hatch in about 24 hours and should be fed brine shrimp, finely ground flake food , or egg yolk.
Gender Differences: The females of the Black Skirt Tetra are plumper and have an anal fin parallel to the second black stripe on the body. The males are slimmer and smaller than the females and have a more defined anal fin. In rare cases males may have white spots on the caudal fin.
Temperament: Peaceful but as with most Tetras will nip the fins of any slow moving , long finned fish such as a Betta splendens.Good tank mates for Black Skirt Tetras are other Black Skirt Tetras or any other Tetra of similar size and temperament.
They do get along with Oto cats.
Name: fishkeeper
Comments: These fish are really good starter fish, especially for new aquarists. Some of the allbinos are artificially colored, but usually not by dying but by feeding them colored foods. Still, do not purchase these fish because then you are supporting a cruel practice.

Articles And Reviews Index / Barbs,Tetras And Minnows Index

This article has been viewed 13219 times

Index / Articles / Petshop Reviews / Product Reviews / Random Article



Catch Us On:
© 1996 - 2015, PetFish.Net and sLoMoInc Productions All Rights Reserved
All content is copyright by and/or the named author and may not be used without written permission.
Privacy Statement - Contact Us - About US - Links