Black Widow Tetra

Live FishSKU: BWT781

Price:
Sale price£2.70

Description

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.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

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

Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 6+

If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.

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.

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

Compatibility
Community aquarium. They are a peaceful yet lively species good for beginners.
To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.

Breeding
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.

Placing your Order
Please check the Availability (above the price) for estimated despatch timescale.
Once your order is placed we will contact you to complete a welfare check and arrange a delivery date.
Delivery will not occur until welfare checks are complete.
Delivery of live fish can only take place on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday via APC Courier.
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Please note we are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes: AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE. Please contact us if unsure about delivery. See Shipping Information tab for full terms.

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 Live fish (before 12)

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 Live fish (before 12)

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