Tag Archives: Black-Skirt Tetra

The new Glo-Tetra

25 Feb

Not the Glo-Fish (Zebra Danios) that we all know about, I am talking about the Glo-Tetra. I was just at PetCo buying some crickets and there was a tankful of green glowing fish.  I thought the body shape was that of a Black-Skirt Tetra.

Found photo on The Planted Tank website.

Sure enough, they displayed the scientific name Gymnocorymbus ternetzi and then I knew that they are genetically engineered Black-Skirt Tetras.

They were priced at $9 each.

No, I did not buy any.

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The Baggy-shorts Tetra

12 Feb

After posting two unusual pictures of a very egg-laden Black-Skirt Tetra I thought that I should show her in action.  She lives in a 55 gallon tank with 5 others of her species.

It’s still hard for me to call these fish Black-Skirt Tetras. I always want to simply say Black Tetras, which is what they were called for many, many years. But I have to agree that the large anal fin does have a resemblance to a Skirt!

Should we call the males Black Baggy-shorts Tetras?