Penguin Tetra
Penguin Tetra
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Scientific Name: Thayeria boehlke

This species is largely farm bred in the aquarium trade.  However they originate from the upper Amazon basin in Peru and the Rio Araguaia in Brazil.
Penguin Tetras are a shoaling species, and are best kept in large numbers. For best results we recommend keeping at least 6 in a shoal - the more the happier they will be.
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.5pH - 7pH however they will happily live in conditions ranging up to pH of 7.5 or higher. Temperatures should range between 24-26°C. Groth 6cm
Penguin Tetra should be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet.  Being omnivores they will happily accept a wide range of foods.
Penguin Tetra are peaceful community fish and are generally accepeted by a wide range of tank mates. Please see the compatability chart below for more information.
Reportedly quite easy to breed with a little research.  Females become much deeper bodied when carrying eggs and will happily breed in a shoal.  Be careful to seperate adults from the eggs as they will eat them after spawning.

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