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Thayeria boehlkei


Family: Characidae
Species: Thayeria boehlkei
Common Name: Penguin Fish
Size: Up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm)
Min Tank Size: 15 gallons or larger for schools.
Habitat: South America: Amazon River in Peru and the Araguaia River in Western Brazil.
Diet: Omnivorous, feeds on plant matter, crustaceans, worms, small insects, will accept most flake foods, frozen and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Peaceful schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, 72 -82°F (22 28°C) pH 6.0-8.0 dH range: 4 - 19
Care: Medium, keep in schools
Communities: Excellent, keep in schools with other small fish.
Suitability: Good for all

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