black skirt tetras

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  1. Hmarie37

    Showing off my tanks!

    I just am loving my fish babies so much lately and can’t take enough pictures of them and wanted to share them somewhere! Please don’t judge my browning plants, I’m still learning 😂 I hope you all enjoy my babies as much as I do🥰
  2. Hmarie37

    Wanted to show off my boys!

    Not sure how to navigate this website properly yet so hopefully I’m in the right spot but I just wanted to show off my baby boys (and im sure a couple girls as well). It was a hard journey getting these kiddos on the right track as their previous owner had them in an ammonia filled tank. But...
  3. Hmarie37

    New fish mom!

    I am a new fish mom, going on a month now! My thread may be a long one as it’s been quite the ride! On an impulse I bought a tank off of Facebook. Little did I know this tank came with the fish as well. I didn’t know much about fish as I took them on (I planned to do more research as I let the...
  4. Tl52505

    Thoughts on black skirt tetras

    I want to heat peoples thoughts/opinions on black skirt tetras. Mine are god awful and are crazy. I started off with 9 but they killed eachother and now have 4. The always steal all of the food from other fish and kill anything in sight. Long story short, I don’t like them
  5. S

    Black skirt tetra- white scabs(not spots) on head

    Hello!! I’m new here but I joined because I’ve got a sick fish and I have no idea what’s wrong with him. He’s in the family tank (I don’t have any personal fish), and I’ve got mollies(2), zebrafish(3), black skirt tetras(2), Cory(1), pleco(1), and two baby mollies. I’m scared he will infect the...
  6. R

    55 gallon stocking ideas with Black Skirt Tetras

    Hi all, I've gone back and forth with my stocking ideas and people on the forums have been super helpful so far but I find myself lost again. I currently have a 55 gallon that is lightly planted (hoping to continually add plants over time) with some driftwood as well. Currently there are 7...
  7. R

    55g stocking ideas

    Hi all, I have a 55g I just bought and am cycling. I am looking for some stocking ideas and have come up with the following. As a note, the 9 black skirt tetras will be coming from another tank I have and will have to be in the stocking plan no matter what. Option 1: up my black skirts from 9...
  8. R

    55g stocking ideas and suggestions

    Hi all, please bear with me as I go on another long post lol I currently have a 10g that has a stock of 1 honey gourami, 5 cardinal tetras and some cherry shrimp (pictured) and a 29g tall that has 9 black skirt tetra, 6 zebra danios and 6 julii cories also pictured. the 29g has some pretty high...
  9. R

    Injured black skirt tetra with white, fluffy growth... should we quarantaine it?

    Hey everyone! I am writing this post because we are very worried about one of our black skirt tetras. Five days ago, I found the fish wedged between the filter casing and the glass. I freed it immediately but noticed that it was injured. My housemates and I decided to minimize any stress but...
  10. R

    Adding White Skirts and Serpae to Blackskirts tank

    Hi All, I currently have a tall 30g with the following (ammonia 0.00, nitrites 0.00, nitrates 0.20ish currently, run water changes weekly if not more frequent): 6 julii cories (love these) 6 glo danios 7 black skirt tetras 2 mystery snails (thinking about moving one into a 10g I have so that...
  11. grymeths

    Getting a new tank and need a second opinion

    Hello fellow fishkeepers! This is going to be a long post so please bear with me! I am new to fishkeeping - used to have them when i was younger but wasn't really paying attention, and was just reintroduced into this world again a few weeks ago! Unfortunately i currently only have a 5 gallon...
  12. TheSoggyBagel

    Strange sore on my BST's mouth!

    hi everyone! :) About two weeks ago I rescued a Black Skirt Tetra from my uncle. He had kept him in a 40 gallon tank with no heater, no tank mates, and hadn't cleaned the tank for about 6months+, and there was a dead snail left in there. He wasn't fed for the 2 weeks prior to me getting him...
  13. 2

    Need Proper Advice after Petco Misinformation

    Hi! I am so new to fish keeping. So humbled. I have always wanted to keep an aquarium since I was a little, yet never had time to invest as I knew it was a lot with water changes and testing. As its on my bucket list, I was inextricably drawn to buying a six-sided 30'' tall 30 gal tank at a...
  14. M

    black skirt tetras killing neon tetras.

    Hello, I have a 55 gallon aquarium with 3 black skirt tetras and got 5 neon tetras. I put in the neon tetras and they acted okay, and all day the fish were in the tank with no problem. At night I turned off the lights and went to sleep. When I woke up I checked mt tank and saw one neon tetra...
  15. Dmbandstef

    55 Gallon Stocking Help

    Hello everyone. I have a 55 gallon aquarium that is set up, but I want to change the stock around. Right now I have an oscar, 3 black skirt tetras, a rainbow shark and a raphael catfish. What I wanted to do was trade the oscar in, get a few more black skirts, and add a smaller cichlid such as a...