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Hockey Stick Tetra | Adult

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SKU: AATETRA000025-1 Categories: , ,
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gal (38 L) – A 10-gallon tank is sufficient to hold the small school this species requires to be comfortable.
  • Substrate Type: Any
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
  • Temperature: 75.2 to 82.4° F (22.0 to 28.0° C)
  • Range ph: 6.0-7.5
  • Hardness Range: 3 – 15 dGH
  • Brackish: No
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: Top and Mid level Swimmer

The Hockeystick tetra Also Known as penguin tetra, penguin fish or blackline Penguin-fish, blackline thayeria, after the black markings on its body. It grows to about 3 inches (7.6 cm), and hails from the Amazon and Araguaia river basins of South America and also refers to its odd habit of hovering at a head-up, oblique angle. The Loss of the caudal fin additionally hampered the fish’s ability to maintain its preferred head-up posture, causing the body to tilt even further. The species is best kept in groups, to allow the species to school, in tropical freshwater community aquaria with other peaceful, non-predatory fishes. This fish tolerates a fairly broad range of water pH’s, but prefers acidic water for breeding.

Scientific Name:  Hayeria Boehlkei

Adult Size of fish – inches: 3 Inches

Lifespan5 years

Aquarium Hardinesshardy

Aquarist Experience LevelBasic