Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
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Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

Common Names: Black Skirt Tetra
Black Tetra
Black Widow
Skirt Tetra
Synonyms: Tetragonopterus ternetzi
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful, although somewhat nippy when kept in smaller schools. Excellent for community tanks.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes. The Black Widow is quite easy to keep.
6 - 8
20°C - 28°C
68°F - 82°F
5 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 6cm (2.4")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The female Black Widow's anal fin is narrower and runs parallel with its second vertical line.
Breeding: Moderately easy to breed if kept in schools with the water conditions above. The parents should be removed after the eggs are laid.
Variants: A white variation is available. The white and black colors both have long finned variations.
Main Colours: Black, Silver, White
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: weird22person
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