The Black Skirt Fish, scientifically known as Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, is a popular freshwater aquarium fish prized for its striking appearance. Its name is derived from its distinct black vertical stripes on a silver or light gray body, resembling a black skirt. These small, peaceful fish are native to South America and are known for their ease of care, making them a favored choice for beginner aquarists. They are known to be social, often found in schools, and can coexist with various other peaceful fish species. With proper care, the Black Skirt Fish can be a delightful addition to any community aquarium.