Penguin Tetra

Other Penguin Tetra Names: Penguin Tetra, False Penguin Tetra

Penguin Tetra Scientific Name: Thayeria boehlkei

Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
pH Range: 5.5-7
Hardness Range: 4-18°

Family: Characidae

Species Type: Characins (Tetras)

Penguin Tetra Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Penguin Tetra Life Expectancy: 5 years

Penguin Tetra Habitat: Tributaries and rivers of South America

Penguin Tetra Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Penguin Tetra Temperament: Peaceful. Will get along well with other peaceful fish of same species or different species.

Penguin Tetra Diet & Nutrition: Small crustaceans, small insects, algae, blood worms, brine shrimp, tubifex, daphnia, high quality flake food and micro pellet food

Penguin Tetra Description: The Penguin Tetra is a long thin fish that is named because of the vertical black line that runs down its side, all the way to the end of its tail. It is usually a pale or golden color. When it swims it will keep its head tilted toward the top of the aquarium. Males and females are difficult to distinguish since they look very much the same.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish.

Penguin Tetra Breeding & Spawning: Egg layers. Prefer water that is a little acidic when ready to breed.

Determining Penguin Tetra Sex: Difficult to tell the sex of the fish. Appearance of male and females are the same.

Aquarium Region: Prefers middle area

Penguin Tetra Diseases: None specific to species.

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