Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

79F
Explanation of the symbols

68F
Family : Characidae
Origin : Colombia, Brazil
Length : 5,5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Black Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish for every community aquarium and you can keep them with almost every other small fishes.  This is a very good beginner's fish.  The aquarium should be well planted with some high plants.  Use some floating plants as well to provide areas of shade.  The substrate should be dark to bring out the colours of this fish. 

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is fairly easy.  They are very productive and scatter their eggs between the plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed because they eat their own eggs.  After a day the eggs hatch.  When they are swimming free you can feed them with infusoria, egg yolk and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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