Galactic Purple GloFish Tetra - Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
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GloFish Tetras were created from the popular White Skirt Tetra, (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi). They are a schooling type of fish that generally need a group of at least 3 to be more comfortable in a home aquarium. As they reach a size that is a little larger than the other tetras, tankmates should be chosen accordingly. Smaller fish may be chased or nipped at if housed with these fish in a small aquarium. The will accept most flake and pellet food and should be fed once a day with a variety of these foods to help them keep a healthy immune system. All in all they are a very hardy aquarium fish and are excellent for beginners who are just learning about keeping aquariums.
The glowing coloration of the GloFish Tetra will not fade or change - it is within their genetic structure and will actually be passed on to their offspring should they spawn. To see them "glow" at their best, keep under blue "actinic" lighting. The colors will be bright under white lighting but will not "glow" as brightly.
Photos and video courtesy of http://www.glofish.com
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|Common Name||Galactic Purple GloFish Tetra|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocorymbus ternetzi|
|Max Size (in inches)||2|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||20|
|Armed Forces Americas|
|Armed Forces Europe|
|Armed Forces Pacific|
Ratings & Reviews
Awesome coloration with other GloFish
by Aaron S
I got four of the Purple versions of this GM fish to go with the other twelve that I have had (green, yellow and pink) and their addition really made the tank pop. I think the fourth color created a new depth. In any case my Holiday party guest really remarked on how cool the tank was.