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Black Tetra | Black Skirt Tetra

Bring your aquarium to life with the majestic Black Skirt Tetra! This amazing fish is sure to be the highlight of any peaceful community aquarium. With its elegant appearance and peaceful disposition, it's no wonder the Black Skirt Tetra is so popular among aquarists. It makes a great addition to any planted aquarium and prefers to swim in schools of 6 or more. Get ready to be amazed by this unique fish - add the Black Skirt Tetra to your tank today!

  • Keep them in groups of 6 or more for a vibrant and active atmosphere.
  • Black Tetras grow to a maximum size of 3 inches, making them perfect for smaller aquariums.
  • Black Skirt Tetra live between 3 to 5 years, but we usually sell them at around 1 year old so they can adjust easier to their new home.
  • Best suited for planted aquariums due to their timid personality.
Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with FedEx Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The scientific name for the Black Skirt Tetra is Gymnocorymbus ternetzi.

We feed our Tetras a mix of Northfin Community, Veggie, Kelp Wafers and Bug Pro along with live baby brine. They also get an occasional treat of frozen foods such as daphnia, cyclopods and baby brine shrimp. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh:  4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones

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