Black Skirt Tetra

lg 89624 Black Skirt Tetra
Latin name: (Gymnocorymbus sp.)

Care Level





Black, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons



Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, and driftwood provide a natural environment for this fish that it can feel safe and secure in. To best suit its mid-level swimming habits, tall plants should be used to provide a sense of shelter and privacy. Additionally, plenty of rock formed cave structures will help to create an ideal habitat for this fish and ensure its health and wellbeing. Moreover, this setup will ensure that the fish has enough room to move around and swim freely. Finally, be sure to keep the water quality in the tank at a high level to ensure the fish’s optimum health.

Black Skirt Tetras are a great addition to any aquarium and are easy to care for. With an optimal water environment and the right nutrition, they will breed successfully in an aquarium setting. To ensure a successful breeding, it is recommended to provide a separate hospital or breeding tank and monitor the water parameters closely. Additionally, removing the parents after the eggs have been fertilized is essential to reduce the number of lost fry. Furthermore, providing the fry with baby brine shrimp or crushed flake food will help them to grow and thrive.

The Black Skirt Tetra is a great choice for a community fish tank because it is tolerant of a wide variety of food. It will accept many small foods, including brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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