The Golden Black Widow also is known as the White Widow Tetra. This Tetra is relatively easy to breed freshwater fish even for the beginning aquarists. It is a schooling fish so best kept in a group. Avoid housing them in the same tank as smaller fish (particularly those with long, flowing fins) as Golen Black Widows do occasionally nip. These fish helm from several bodies of water in South America. They can be found in the Paraguay River Basin, throughout Brazil, and even in Argentina.
Features of Golden Black Widow Tetra:
- Transparent to sliver dorsal and anal fins, vibrant and shiny on the body.
- The tail-fin is quite thin and features a forked shape.
- They are peaceful fish and can be kept with other aquarium fish
- The black widow tetra achieves its mature size at approximately one year
- Care Level : Easy
- Average lifespan: 3-5yrs
The Best Aquarium Size for Tetras:
Being small fish, Golden Black Widow Tetra is a schooling fish by nature. You need a minimum tank size of 30L to keep a small group of Black Widow Tetras. These fish are active swimmers, so you need to provide plenty of space to prevent overcrowding.After an Aquarium for your fish? Browse our Aquarium Tank Selection here.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
A schooling fish by nature, the Golden Black Widow Tetra are best kept in groups of at least six or more. They make an excellent community fish however they sometimes known to nip the fins of slower-moving fish, particularly those with long, flowing fins such as Bettas or Angelfish. Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates:
For the breed's optimal health, provide a variety of foods, which can include high-quality flake foods, brine shrimp, and any type of worms, as well as vegetable supplements and spirulina. Due to the small size of many species, ensure that food particles are not too large for their small mouths.
Tetra Tank Set-up:
Ideal water temperatures sit between at a stable number between 20 ⁰C - 26 ⁰C.
To imitate that in captivity, dim lighting would be ideal. LED lights
will provide the most customization and allow you to adjust the intensity until you reach the sweet spot.
Plants for Tetras:
They are accustomed to medium to large plants in their natural habitat and enjoy a well-planted aquarium with some open swimming space.
Decorations for Tetras: