Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei)

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Remarks: Penguin Tetras (Thayeria boehlkei) are peaceful schooling fish from the Amazon. They have a black lateral band that begins just behind the gills and runs through the caudal peduncle, where it turns to follow the bottom half of the caudal fin to its tip. This hockey-stick pattern makes them very beautiful when swimming among tall, grassy plants such as Vallisneria or between floating roots from Water Lettuce. 

Penguin Tetras do well with larger South American cichlids such as Angelfish and Discus. They are slow-moving fish that tend to hover in place for long periods of time, which allows other fish to relax in their presence. We recommend them for any tank larger than ten gallons. 

Scientific NameThayeria boehlkei

Common Name: Penguin Tetra

Max Size: 3"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, Corydoras, livebearers, rainbowfish, Loricariids

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