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Penguin Tetra Care Sheet


  • Penguin Tetra Care Sheet

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    Common Name (s): Penguin Tetra
    Scientific Name: Thayeria boehlkei
    Family: Characidae

    Temperature: 72-82 F (23-28 C)
    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful, Schooling
    Max Size: 3 inch (8 cm)
    Min. Tank Size: 30 gallons (114 liters)
    Tank Region: Middle
    Gender Identification: Females have a rounder belly
    Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish
    Experience Level: Beginner

    Info: Penguin tetra is sometimes seen hiding so it is best to keep them in planted tanks with hardscape. They are best kept in schools of 6 or more and in a community aquarium.

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