Black Widow Tetra

Black Widow Tetra

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Black Widow Tetra

The black tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), also known as the black skirt tetra, petticoat tetra, high-fin black skirt tetra, black widow tetra and blackamoor, is a freshwater fish of the characin family.

Black Widow Tetras are something a little different to other Tetras because of the way their fins are shaped. This is an eye-catching species that will do well in a planted freshwater aquarium.


Approx. size: 1-2cm
Maximum size: 6cm

Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 6+

Water conditions
pH: 6.0–7.0
Hardness: 5-20°H
Temperature: 20–26 °C

Ease of care
Easy. This tropical fish is great for hobbyist at all levels however they do need good water conditions.

The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Community aquarium. They are a peaceful yet lively species good for beginners.

Moderate. Egg layers. Frequently eats its own eggs, so separate from fish after spawning. They will need their own tank with dim lighting to breed easily.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 3-5 years in perfect conditions.

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black widow tetra

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