Species name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Synonym: Tetragonopterus ternetzi
Common name: Blackskirt Tetra
Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches
Origin: Paraguay and Guapore river basins
Company: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Blackskirt Tetra) is suitable for community aquariums.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-25°C / 72-77°F; pH 6.0 – 8.0
Aquarium setup: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Blackskirt Tetra) is best kept in a well planted aquarium with floating plants. The aquarium should be planted so that densely planted areas as well as open areas are created. They should never be kept in schools of less then 10 fishes.
Feeding: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Blackskirt Tetra) accepts most food types.
Breeding: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Blackskirt Tetra) are egg scatterers that scatters their eggs among plants. The species can be sexed by the males sharper and dorsal fins. They will eat their own eggs if they are not removed from the breeding aquarium tank. The fry hatch after 24 hours and are large enough to accept baby brine shrimp
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