PD: An elongated fish with a base body color of brown to golden. The belly is white to
A broad black stripe extends from behind the dorsal fin down the tip of the lower flank of the tail.
other fins are transparent.
A golden stripe extends from the gill cover to the base of the tail.
SIZE: To 3.2" (8 cm)
SS: Boehlk's Penguin Fish (
HAB: South America; Rio Guapore, Rio Araguaia, Rio Madeira, and Rio Mamore in Brazil.
grassy brooks and creeks with heavy algae growth and vegetation.
S: middle, top
TANK: 32" (80 cm) or 30 gallons (114 l).
The tank should be arranged in dark
colors and have a cover of floating plants.
Have well-planted areas for hiding, and leave open swimming areas.
water should be well-aerated.
WATER: pH 5.8-7.5 (6.5), 2-15 dH (8), 68-82°F (20-28°C)
SB: A peaceful, schooling fish recommended for a community tank.
Keep in groups.
SC: See T.
FOOD: Flakes; live; insect larvae, Brine Shrimp,
SEX: Females are plumper when mature.
B: Similar to Thayeria
The brown eggs hatch in 12-20 hours.
The fry can be raised on Brine Shrimp
nauplii and powdered foods.
A challenging fish to breed.
This fish swims in an oblique position.
A somewhat sensitive fish, that can be kept in a community tank.
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