Thayeria boehlkei
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Thayeria boehlkei

Common Names: Hockeystick Tetra
Penguin Tetra
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Amazon Basin, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Active; Active - may harass smaller tetras. Keep with larger active tetras. May nip fins of slower moving fish.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes. Good filtration is needed.
6 - 8
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
5 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7.8cm (3.1")
Female: 7.8cm (3.1")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Hard to determine.
Breeding: Can be bred. Remove eggs or change water after spawning and the males produce a large amount of sperm.
Comments: The Penguin Tetra swims in a zig-zag motion with its head higher than its tail. Best kept in small schools.
Main Colours: Silver, Black
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: curtur
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