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Black Skirt tetra


Family: Characidae
Species: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Common Name: Black Skirt tetra (color morph, White Skirt tetra)
Size: Up to 2.4" (6.0cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay and Guaporé River basins to Argentina.
Min Tank Size: 24” long.
Diet: Omnivore, eats most foods.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature of 68 to 79°F (20 - 26°C), pH 6.0 to 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19
Care: Easy, just needs to be kept in a school of at least 6 conspecifics.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Good.

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