Penguin Tetra

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Latin name: (Thayeria boehlkei)

Care Level





White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Penguin Tetra is a beautiful addition to any freshwater aquarium. They are relatively easy to care for and create a stunning display when kept in groups. They are a schooling fish, so ensuring that there are six or more of the same species will encourage natural behavior and provide plenty of entertainment for the hobbyist. To further recreate its natural habitat, live plants, rocks and driftwood should be included in the tank. This will provide hiding spaces and create an aesthetically pleasing effect. With the right conditions, the Penguin Tetra can live up to five years. Additionally, they are compatible with other soft water fish, making them a great addition to any community tank.

Penguin Tetras are an interesting species to breed in the aquarium setting. With the right environment, they can successfully reproduce. To ensure a successful breeding, their water should be slightly acidic, and you should provide a separate hospital or “breeding tank” for them. Once the female displays a fuller belly, it is an indication that the eggs will soon be laid. The eggs will take between 12 and 15 hours to hatch, and it is strongly advised to remove the parents afterwards, as this will reduce the number of lost fry. Breeding Penguin Tetras is a rewarding experience, and with proper care, you can have success in your own aquarium.

The Penguin Tetra is a great choice for small fish enthusiasts looking for a highly efficient and interactive aquarium. It is a fantastic choice for those who want to feed their fish small, easily-digestible foods.

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