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Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei)

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Product Description:

Introducing Penguin Tetras, the sleek and captivating addition your aquarium has been waiting for! Native to the freshwater streams and rivers of South America, these elegant fish, scientifically known as Thayeria boehlkei, are renowned for their striking appearance and captivating black and white coloration that adds a touch of sophistication to your aquatic world.

Penguin Tetras are a joy to watch as they swim gracefully in schools, creating a mesmerizing display of contrasting colors and elegant movement. Their peaceful nature and social behavior make them an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced aquarists. These tetras are low-maintenance and can adapt to various tank conditions.

Check out the care chart below for more details on how to provide the best environment for your Penguin Tetras:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei)
  • Origin: South America
  • Size: 2.5 - 3 inches
  • Lifespan: 5-7 years
  • Water Temperature: 73-82°F
  • pH: 6.0-7.0
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons for a school
  • Diet: Omnivorous - feed a variety of high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods
  • Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for community aquariums