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.
||24 - 28
C; 75 - 82 F
||Difficult, Egg Layer
Black Phantom Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Corydoras Catfish, Ghost Shrimp, Glass Fish,
Guppies, Harlequin Rasbora, Honey Gouramis, Ram Cichlid, Neon Tetra, White Cloud