top of page

Introducing the White Tetra, also known as the White Skirt Tetra, a striking leucistic variation of the wild-type Black Tetra. Exclusive to the aquarium trade, all White Tetras available are bred in captivity, ensuring their hardiness and suitability for aquarium life. These resilient tetras stand out with their pristine white bodies and fins, providing a striking contrast to other colorful fish species in your aquarium. Adorned with a subtle flush of reddish-pink near the gill plate, they exude understated elegance. With a maximum size of approximately 2.5 inches, these tetras add both visual appeal and lively movement to your aquatic display. Embrace the beauty of the White Tetra and create a captivating underwater community in your freshwater aquarium.


  • Tank Setup: Provide a well-aerated aquarium with plenty of open swimming space. White Tetras enjoy densely planted areas for shelter and exploration, so include live or artificial plants in the setup.
  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C) and a pH level between 6.5-7.5. Keep ammonia and nitrite levels at zero and ensure proper filtration to keep the water clean and oxygenated.
  • Tank Mates: White Tetras are peaceful schooling fish that thrive in groups of six or more. They coexist well with other peaceful community species such as tetras, rasboras, danios, and small catfish.
  • Feeding: Offer a varied diet consisting of high-quality flake or pellet food supplemented with live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, or daphnia. Feed small amounts multiple times a day to prevent overfeeding and maintain water quality.
  • Behavior: White Tetras are active swimmers and exhibit schooling behavior, especially when kept in groups. They are generally peaceful but may nip at the fins of long-finned tank mates if overcrowded or stressed.
  • Water Quality: Perform regular water changes of 20-30% every 1-2 weeks to maintain water quality and remove waste buildup. Test the water parameters regularly to ensure they remain within the recommended range.

4 White Tetra (AKA White Skirt Tetra) (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

Excluding Sales Tax
Out of Stock
    bottom of page