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post #1 of 5 Old 12-23-2010, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone identify this fish?

Can someone identify this fish?

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-23-2010, 11:27 AM
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That is Gymnocorymbus ternetzi or common names Black Skirt Tetra or Black Widow Tetra. It is included in our profiles, just click on the shaded name to see the info on requirements, etc.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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That is Gymnocorymbus ternetzi or common names Black Skirt Tetra or Black Widow Tetra. It is included in our profiles, just click on the shaded name to see the info on requirements, etc.

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it was best to ask as could have spent hours searching to identify it.,
I just had a look at the profile... but is it compatible with neon tetras, platy and guppy?
thanks anyway.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-23-2010, 11:33 AM
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it was best to ask as could have spent hours searching to identify it.,
I just had a look at the profile... but is it compatible with neon tetras, platy and guppy?
thanks anyway.
Please understand I am not intending to be cynical--but did you really read the profile? The answer to this question is under "Compatibility/Temperament." It says in soft water tanks, it is fine with other characins (tetra are characins), and in harder water tanks fine with livebearers (platy, etc). Note though that it needs a group of at least 6, or it can get nippy. And this species gets "largish" so it needs swimming room.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Please understand I am not intending to be cynical--but did you really read the profile? The answer to this question is under "Compatibility/Temperament." It says in soft water tanks, it is fine with other characins (tetra are characins), and in harder water tanks fine with livebearers (platy, etc). Note though that it needs a group of at least 6, or it can get nippy. And this species gets "largish" so it needs swimming room.

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I did look but did not realise it was a characin....was looking for the actual fish name rather than the look.

It looks so much looks like a piranha with its the evil face!!
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