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Looks similar to the Black Neon Tetra, but a completely different species. Penguin Tetra are found in rivers and tributaries of South America. As a schooling fish it does best when housed in groups of five or more of the same species in a tank. As this fish is a mid to top level swimmer, it will not eat food off of the bottom of the tank.
These fish will remain in the open in a stunning display as long as there is a large amount of swimming space as well as a variety of hiding places. This species will look best in a tank with dark substrate and less intense lighting.
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Native To: South America
Adult Size: Up to 3"
Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.0; KH 4-8
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 20+ gallons
Scientific Name: Thayeria boehlkei
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