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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 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Aggressive with other fish other then theit own. I have 6 of these and 6 black skirt tetras in a 60 gallon tank. They have killed everything from Guppies to mollies to lamp eyes and anything else that I put in the tank. Even though following advice from fish professionals, this still does happen. They actually take bites out of other fish, I had a betta in the tank and had to remove him and put him in a tank by himself because they bit him several times and chewed most of his fins. These are great fish as long as that is the only thing in the tank, they do not play well with others.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from skirt tetras I currently have 4 tetras in my tank. They are really cool. If u buy them make sure to get at least 2
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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. I also have some white skirt tetras in my other aquarium. They are very hardy fish, very active, they like my pH, & they're not so small you can't see them. 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: 2014-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from White Skirt Tetras I was trying to restock my 10gal tank after a couple of my guppies and my Betta died, and I chose four white skirt tetras. They are extremely active and great eaters. One more so, but they're all a little bit bully-ish, mostly with each other. I've never had them bite or harm each other or another fish though. They are good interactive fish, and a nice addition to my tank. I keep them with three guppies, two red wag platy and one cory catfish.
Date published: 2014-07-05
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Can these fish be in the same tank? 

Asked by: Bella111222
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