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Skirt Tetra


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Come to PetSmart for this Skirt Tetra. Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and patterns. They are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish, and prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.

Features: Active, peaceful schooling fish (5+)
Includes: 1 Fish
Experience Level: Beginner
Swimming Level: Middle
Color: Variety of colors and patterns
Size: Maximum Size 3 in

Feeding Instructions:
Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-Dried

Housing: 10+ Gallon Tank. Water Temperature 65-75 degrees F

Learn about the Skirt Tetra

Scientific Name: Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi

Family: Characidae

Feeding Habits: Live blood worms, glass worms,brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Compatibility: Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size.

Habitat: Bolivia-Paraguay: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.

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Skirt Tetra
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Skirt Tetra is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skirt Tetras: very interesting I really like the size of this fish. With this fish you could probably get as many as you like. Skirt Tetras won't bother the other fish in your community tank and are also pretty mellow. I have 3 guppies, 2 bloodfin tetras, 2 silver mollies and 3 zebra fish in my 20 gallon tank and the Skirt Tetras do fine with them.
Date published: 2010-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Skirt Tetras I have a school of 7 skirt tetras in my 46 gal aquarium right now. I have 2 regular black skirts tetras that are over 4 years old, 2 long finned black skirts & 3 GloFish skirt tetras. They all school together. They are very hardy fish, very active, they like my pH, they're not so small you can't see them, & they let you know what they are feeling by changing colors. When they are happy their "skirts" will be black & when they are stressed their skirt will be white. They are best kept in schools of 5 or more. If you keep only 1-2 they will be less active & hide a lot. These skirt tetras are one of my favorite fish & I always keep a school of them in my aquarium. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from skirt tetra I have two of these in my 60 gallon fish tank! They always swim together and with my other breeds of tetras! They are fin nippers! They like to chase and nip at my angelfish! They are very fast to catch! If you buy this fish it does better in a active fish tank!
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Skirt Tetras I have a school of these in my 29 gal tank right now. They are GREAT little fish! I def recommend them. I've been having them for almost 2 years. They are hardy, they like my PH level, they school well, they're not so small you can't see them, they swim around & play instead of just float there, & what's really cool is that they let you know what they are feeling by changing colors! When they are happy & content their "skirts" will be dark black & when they are stressed out the skirt will be light gray/white colored. I'm so glad I bought them. My mom has white skirts too, but I like the black better. Def worth buying!
Date published: 2010-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect community fish Great fish! If you plan to pick up some skirts to add to a tank, get as many as you can for your tank size. Fish are active, friendly (greets you at the glass) and does well with other community fish. I have 19 of them in a tank with 27 Serpae tetras. Very relaxing when they shoal. Fun to watch!
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! This fish is one of the best fish ever! i have a few that are 3 years old and still happy and healthy! i recomend this fish to live in a ten gallon with a few other fish like neon tetras. you should get this fish if you are a beginner. i have had a LOT of fun with mine.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For my teacher In science class, my teacher has a fish tank. All of her 7 fish died, so I decided to get her one of these little guys. He (or is it she?) is a nice little addition to the other fish she bought recently. He (or she) loves the other fish and all she does is swim with the others all day. All of my friends think he is cute
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skirt tetra They are easy to care for, lasts for years ( i have had mine for 8 years!)
Date published: 2010-02-21
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what is minimum tank size for this fish?

Asked by: lizeth3154
These fish live in schools of 4+The max size tank is 10, but these fish get fairly big, so the max size is a 15 gallon. These fish like places to hide, to have some comfort, so a 15 gallon tank would do best.
Answered by: AxiesAllTheWay
Date published: 2017-12-30

I have a juvenile Axolotl. I was wondering if these fish would do good with them. If so, are they omnivores or carnivores?

Asked by: AxiesAllTheWay
Hi Axolots, I have a male wild type Axolotl. I recently purchased Black Skirt Tetras for my tank. When you get them, they are about an inch. I been having good luck with them so far. You will have to feed your Axolotl at least every other day or he/she will them. I hope this was helpful to you, if not I am sorry for the inconveniences.
Answered by: AxiesAllTheWay
Date published: 2017-12-26
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