Common name: Penguin Tetra
Scientific name: Thayeria Boehlkei
Average Adult Fish Size: 1.5 inches / 3.8 cm
Place of Origin: Amazon Basin, South America.
Typical Tank setup: Well planted at the sides and back whilst leaving open swimming space, also add with rocks and driftwood/bogwood.
Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 15 gallon / 60 litre
Temperature: 73 – 81 Deg F / 23 – 27 Deg C
Water chemistry: pH 5.0 – 7.8
Sexing: Adult females are more rounded in the belly and a little less intensely coloured than males.
Breeding: Eggs will be scattered provided conditions are correct (a dim lit aquarium fine leaved plants on the base for the eggs to be deposited on) and parents should be removed after this has happened to ensure the eggs are not eaten.
Additional Information: Being primarily a schooling species, the Penguin Tetra should always be kept in groups of 6 or more to ensure it exhibits its most natural behaviour and doesn’t get stressed.