Aquarium Connection Home Page Aquarium Connection Twitter Feed Aquarium Connection YouTube Videos Aquarium Connection Facebook Fan Page Aquarium Connection Login Page Aquarium Connectio About Us Page Aquarium Connection Customer Service Page /how_to_ord.php Aquarium Connection Aquarium Store Page Aquarium Connection Pond Store Website Aquarium Connection My Favorites Page Aquarium Connection Home Page Aquarium Connection Join & Save Auquarum Connection Checkout/Cart Page
June 18, 2018
Product Search
Advanced Search
Search Tips
Manufacturers
Search Pond Only
Browse by Category
Accessories
Air Pumps
Air Stones & Diffusers
Air Tubing
Air Valves
Algae Control
Aquarium Mats
Aquariums & Kits*
Books
Breeding Equipment
Canister Filter
Canister Filter
Ceramics Decorations
Check Valves
Cleaning Supplies
CO2 Accessories
CO2 Atomizer
CO2 Diffusers
CO2 Glassware
CO2 Kit / Refill
CO2 Regulators
Controllers & Monitors
Cooling Fans
Coral Propagation
Dechlorinators
Decorations*
Feeders & Dosers
Filter Media
Filter Media*
Filters*
Foods
Foods, Frozen
Glass Feeder Planter
Glass Feeders
Glass Inflow & Outflow
Glass Shrimp Deco
Glass Siphon Box
Gravel & Substrates
Heating & Cooling
Hydrometers
Lighting*
Medications
Nets & Netting
Oxygen Reactor
Ozonizers
pH/gH/kH Products
Plant & Shrimp Substrates
Plant Care
Plant Care & CO2*
Planted Scissors & Tweezers
Planted Scissors &Tweezers
Plumbing*
Pond Fountain Heads
Pond Liners
Pond Statuary
Pond Water Conditioners
Posters
Predator & Pest Deterrent
Protein Skimmers
Pumps
Reactors
Reef Nutrition
Reef Nutrition, Live
Reptile & Amphibian
Salt
Shrimp Nutrients
Snail Treatments
Stream Pumps & Powerheads
Supplements & Additives*
Surface Skimmers
Tap Water Purification
Test Kits
Thermometers
Titanium Heaters
Traps
UV Rep. Lamps
UV Sterilizers
Wavemakers
Replacement Parts
Miscellaneous Products
 
Browse hundreds of news articles, product reviews and how-to information.
Agassizi's Dwarf Cichlid
Cockatoo Cichlid
Blue Eyed Cichlid
Black Ruby Barb
Red Rainbow
Burmese Rosy Loach
Millennium Rainbow
Lemon Tetra
Telmatochromis sp. Temporalis
Cherry Barb
White Cloud Mountain minnow
Pristella Tetra, a Community Aquarium Classic
Chocolate Gourami
Ember Tetra
more . . .
Keyword Search
Title Penguin Tetra
Author

Sara Waller

Last Updated

2018-02-26

Abstract

A brief description of the penguin tetra.


                                    
The penguin tetra is a small fish native to parts of the upper Amazon basin in Peru and the Rio Araguaia in Brazil.  The penguin tetra grows to an adult size of 2.4 to 3 inches long.  Males are more intensely colored, while females tend to have a more rounded belly.

 

                                            

The penguin tetra should be maintained in an aquarium of 20 gallons or larger.  A soft, sandy substrate (CS7581) is probably the best choice.  Driftwood (ZM2000) and live plants may also be incorporated.

The penguin tetra is an adaptable fish that prefers a temperature of 73°F to 82°F, a pH of 5.5 to 8.0, and a hardness of of up to 20°H.  

The penguin tetra is an excellent fish for a community aquarium as it is lively and peaceful.  Keep it in groups of 6 or more for the best effect.  Good tank mates include livebearers, danios, rasboras, dwarf gouramis, cory catfish, smaller Loricariids, other tetras, pencil fish, and peaceful dwarf cichlids.

                                      

In the wild, the penguin tetra is a micropredator primarily feeding on aquatic insect larvae, worms, and tiny crustaceans.  In the aquarium it will accept dry and frozen foods of similar sizes.  Good choices include frozen bloodworm (SF4792) and cyclops, as well as high quality flakes (AL165).  For maximum color, growth, and health these fish will look their best when given probiotics (AL169) in addition to a balanced diet.

                                         

Products related to this article
 
Mopani Wood 16-18
ZM2002
 
Super Naturals River of Doubt 20lb Premium Aquarium Substrate
CS7581
 
Bloodworms Cube 3.5oz
SF4792
 
CS Pro Flake Calanus & Spirulina Food 1oz
AL165

Show other
Related Products
Log In | About Us | Customer Service | How To Order
Aquarium Store | Pond Store | My Favorites | Join & Save | Shopping Cart

© 2014 Aquarium Connection. All rights reserved.