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Penguin Tetra

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The Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei) is a sleek tetra species from the Amazon River. They have long white bodies, with a thick black line travelling across from head to tail tip.

These tetras stay on the smaller side, generally reaching 1.5" when fully grown. Because these are shoaling fish, we recommend keeping them in groups of 5+. A minimum aquarium size of 10 gallons is generally recommended. Water temperature should be between 72-82 degrees farenheit, and the pH should be between 6.0-8.0.

These fish are easy to feed and will eat almost any food offered. It's recommended to alternate between foods for the best colour and health. We recommend alternating between pellets, flakes, and frozen foods for the best results.

These fish are peaceful and can be kept with a wide variety of community fish. Sometimes nipping can occur if this species is kept in too small of a tank, or in too little of a shoal. Do not keep with larger fish species, as this small tetra may become food.