Beginner Level: Black Skirt Tetras

The world of Tetras is quite vast, but each species shares a common trait: the need to school. Black Skirt Tetras are quite hardy and are great for aquarists who are just starting out with their tank. Be sure to keep at least four in a school so they don’t pick at each other too much while establishing a hierarchy.

Black Skirts are a species of Tetra that are quite peaceful, and will even accept other Tetras of differing species in their schools. While certainly not the most colorful fish in the freshwater world, or even the tetra world, for that matter, Black Skirts are a favorite for starters and avid freshwater enthusiasts.

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