Thayeria obliqua

Common Names: Penguin Fish
Short Striped Thayeria
Synonyms: Thayeria obliquus
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Amazon River
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peacful shoaler.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Most commercial, frozen, freeze-dried, and small live foods accepted. Heavily-planted tank with well oxgenated water. Frequent water changes are recommended.
6.5 - 7.2
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
1 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7cm (2.8")
Female: 7cm (2.8")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Hard to determine from external features.
Breeding: Eggs scattered in vegetation. Fry hatch in about one day.
Comments: Frequently swims in a tail-down position.
Main Colours: Black, Silver
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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