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Glowlight Tetra Hemigrammus erythrozonus

The Glowlight Tetra originates from Guyana in South America. It is a translucent peach color with a horizontal red/gold stripe from the eye to the tail.  The stripe broadens at the tail producing the glowing effect.  The belly is silver.  It is very similar to the Neon Tetra.   It is also know by the name Glowlite.  The Glowlight Tetra stays in the lower levels of the tank and should be kept in groups, with 8 being a recommended number.  Dim lighting produced by plant cover is desirable, but open space should be provided.  Peat can be added to soften the water. Glowlight Tetras will eat food flakes, freeze-dried bloodworms and live brine shrimp.  A healthy diet is essential in bringing out full coloring.

Typical of most tetras, the female is larger and broader, especially when laiden with eggs.  Glowlight Tetras scatter their eggs in heavily planted soft water.  Live foods and water changes will help bring about spawning.  Eggs are scattered among fine leaved plants and the parents should be removed before the fry hatch.

Glowlight Tetra Hemigrammus erythrozonus Glowlight Tetra Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Scientific Name: Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Family: Characin
Temperature: 24 - 28 C; 75 - 82 F
pH: 6.0 - 8.0
Size: 4 cm; 1.5 inches
Life Span: 5 years
Breeding: Difficult, Egg Layer
 

Compatibility:

Black Phantom Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Corydoras Catfish, Ghost Shrimp, Glass Fish, Guppies, Harlequin Rasbora, Honey Gouramis, Ram Cichlid, Neon Tetra, White Cloud