Penguin Tetra

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Thayeria boehlkei/T. obliqua

Temperature: 21 - 27°C
Max Size: 8cm
Temperment: Small, peaceful schooling fish - ideal for a community aquarium due to their good nature and active behaviour.
Shoal Size: Always keep in groups of 6 or more (the larger, the better)
Food: Not fussy/most aquarium foods

General Information

Sometimes refered to as a "Hockey-Stick tetra"

Small, peaceful schooling fish with unusual nose-up swimming style. Prefers a planted tank with plenty of hiding places

While generally hardy, Penguin Tetras can be sensitive to ammonia - best added to an already well-established aquarium.

All Live Fish are only available as in-store purchase. Each species may vary to the images and at times colouration may develop in different patterns and at different life stages. Visit in-store and discuss with an Animates team member if you have any questions about our range.

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