Scientific Name: Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Origin: Tank raised, species originally from South America
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 3-4 years
- Water Conditions: 72-77° F, KH 4-8, pH 5.5-7.0
- Maximum Size: 1.5"
- Diet: Omnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons
Under dim lighting, Glowlight Tetras will appear to almost glow, giving them their common name. Their bodies are almost translucent and they have a brilliant neon orange stripe running along their sides.
They should be kept in an aquarium with plenty of hiding places in a shoal of at least 6-8 so that they will feel secure and engage in more natural activities. They are a peaceful community fish and can live with a variety of tankmates.
They will eat small foods like micro pellets, as well as daphnia, brine shrimp, bloodworms and tubifex.