The Penguin Tetra comes from tributaries and rivers of South America and makes a wonderful addition to any community aquarium. Pale to yellow/golden in color, Penguin Tetra have a black vertical stripe that extends down the bottom half of the tail, similar to a penguin.
Approx. size: 1-2"
Maximum size: 3"
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 6+
Hardness: KH 4-8
Water flow: moderate
Temperature: 20–28 °C
Ease of care
Easy/peaceful. Very hardy, adaptable to broad range pH water conditions. Shoaling fish.
Omnivore - The main food we recommend would be small granules, flake and pellets. Mixing in some live or frozen brine, or other fresh alternatives can help enhance their health.
Community with other peaceful fish such as Neon Tetra, Mollies, Danios and White Cloud Mountain Minnows. Will shoal in larger aquariums.
Egg layers, occasional breeders in captivity.
They can live to 5+ years in perfect conditions.
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