Penguin Tetra – Group of 5 Fish


The Penguin Tetra or Hockeystick Tetra is one of several similarly marked species found throughout parts of the Amazon and its tributaries that display a distinctive horizontal black stripe which extends down into the lower caudal fin. With their distinctive pattern and peaceful, schooling nature, the Penguin Tetra is deservedly popular in the aquarium hobby and has been commercially bred for years to the point where wild collected specimens are almost never exported. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving, warm, acidic streams but will adapt to a wide range of conditions in the aquarium. Like most of their close relatives, they are a loosely schooling species that will do best in groups of 5 or more and will get along well with most similarly sized, peaceful tankmates. Subdued lighting, plenty of cover in the form of driftwood or plants, and slightly soft water will help promote vibrant coloration.


Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei) – Group of 5 Fish

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept almost all frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 1.5″+
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm