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Old 11-10-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Black Skirt tetra

A few of my blackskirts and new 20gallon tank

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Old 11-10-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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Im not so sure but don't black skirt tetra get to large for a 20, well the females anyway. Maybe im wrong though someone correct me if im wrong.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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Nice BSTs!

But, yes, I do agree that they get too big and active for a 20. They get around two-three inches long and highly active, I'd recommend a 30 gallon long for one.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
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Im moving into a new house dec/january ill be getting a 55gallon to transplant them in currently have 6 BST, 1 skunk cory, 1 julii cory, 1 CAE

I bought play sand from HD it was 6.99 for 25KG lol.
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Sounds like a plan
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:21 PM   #6
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After a 20L water change.

Skunk cory bigger of the two cories.

6 Black skirt tetra's settleing in.

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Old 11-12-2011, 07:39 PM   #8
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the largest "black" shows up at 6cm/2.36" Black widow tetra Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, now as for active...mine seem happy to lazy around and only go into hyperdrive when its feeding time. 6 in a 20 long term may not work, and it really boils down to each group of fish..mine would be fine there due to them being lazy fish.
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sorry, here the link to tetra sizes I use Tetra Size List - Tropical Fish Forums
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:06 PM   #10
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Black skirt tetras too large for a 20? Who advising actually keeps these? I have a few that are several years old and I wouldn't hesitate to put a group of 4 or 5 in a 20L or even a 20H. As far as activity goes, they are actually pretty calm compared to danios and lots of the other tetra species.
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