Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
These fish can be a unique addition to most community tanks. While other species under the same species family, Characidae, are known for being bright and colorful, these fish take on a darker appearance. Still a beautiful fish, and will definitely stand out well, in a maintained aquarium.
These fish occupy several bodies of water in South America. They can be found mainly in the Paraguay River Basin, throughout Brazil, and as well as Argentina. There are many names for these fish, some are; Black Widow Tetra, Petticoat Tetra, and Blackamoor.
Name: Black Skirt Tetra
Science Name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Max Size: 2″
pH: 5.8 – 8.5
Temperature: 68-79F° (20-26°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 5 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 10 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 8+