The Penguin Tetra gets its name from its markings and its unusual movements. The fish often swims with its head up.
How hard are they to keep?
We would class this fish as a medium care level.
What is its maximum size?
Where are they from?
It originates from rivers and streams of Paraguay to Mato Grosso Brazil. They are farm bred in China.
How many can I keep?
The Penguin tetra is a peaceful fish which does better in shoals of six or more.
What are the ideal water conditions?
Ideal water conditions are slightly acidic to neutral soft water but they will adapt to a wide range of water parameters. Temperature 22-26°c. PH 6 – 7
What do you feed them?
Penguin Tetra are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. Feed a varied diet of frozen, freeze dried and flake foods.
How compatible is it with other fish?
The Penguin tetra is a community fish and can go with other peaceful community fish. See tank mates.
How do you breed them?
Females are slightly deeper bodied than the males and can become very rounded when carrying eggs.