Glowlight Tetra

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Scientific Name: Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Family: Characidae

Origin: Tank raised, species originally from South America


Quick Facts

  • 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.