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gordonuk 12-23-2010 11:05 AM

Can someone identify this fish?
 
Can someone identify this fish?

thanks.,
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_lka3YCpr-6Q/TR...0/DSCF1417.JPG

Byron 12-23-2010 11:27 AM

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.

Byron.

gordonuk 12-23-2010 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 541015)
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.

Byron.

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.

Byron 12-23-2010 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gordonuk (Post 541017)
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.

Byron.

gordonuk 12-23-2010 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 541025)
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.

Byron.

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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