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Glowlight Tetra
Scientific name: Hemigrammus Erithrozonus. A member of the Characidae Family.

Range: South America, from the Essequibo river in Guyana.


Size: 1.6-2 inches (4-5cm).

Description: The Glowlight Tetra is easily recognized with its silvery body and bright, iridescent orange stripe which extends from the sout through the eyes, all the way to the caudal peduncle. The leading edge of the dorsal fin is often red and the rest of the fins are relatively clear of color.

Aquarium Suitability: The glowlight tetra has been a firm favorite among aquarium hobbyists for many years. It is a very attractive fish, especially if it is kept in a small school of up to 20. They can be kept in aquariums of 20 gallons or larger. The water should be soft to slightly hard. GH of 6-15. A PH range of 6.0-7.5 is desired. The water tempurature preferred is 25c or 22-28c degrees (72-82F Degrees). The hardiness of this variety of tetra, allows it to easily adapt to harder water although soft water is desired if one tends to breed these fish. like ith most tetras, the females tend to be larger and more full bodied then the smaller slender males. It may be hard to tell the male and female apart until they reach full maturity and females filled with eggs.

Suitable Tankmates: Glowlights can be kept with fish that have long fins such as the Betta (Betta splendens) because of this tetra's peaceful nature. Can be housed with other tetras and may even school with them. Avoid keeping them with blue gouramis. although successful recordings of both these two fish are documented. Glowlights can be kept with fairly sizable herbivores, such as the Pacu or the Plecostomus.

Feeding: The Glowlight is an omnivore and in the aquarium, it will eat small live, frozen and flake foods. The feeding of vegetable matter is important to vary the diet for this lovely fish.


When it comes to breeding Glowlight Tetras, it represents little problem as long as certain requirements are met. lowl ight conditions in a tank that has plenty of Java moss. soft water is a must and the parents should be well fed and conditioned prior to there introduction. The glowlight Tetra's life span is about 2-4 years when kept in good conditions.
 

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