The Glowlight Tetra comes from the Essequibo basin in Guyana and has been found living in the Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Potaro Rivers. Areas of these waters are stained with tannins which make them naturally soft and acidic, ideal conditions for the Glowlight Tetra to thrive.
The Glowlight Tetra is one of the most popular of all tetras as it’s peaceful and easy to care for.
Glowlight Tetras are schooling fish; keep them in groups of at least six or more. You can also keep them with other small peaceful fish, including other small Tetras, Danios, Cory Catfish, and peaceful Loaches. Although they are a schooling fish, they will generally not school together with other species. This is true even with species of similar size and shape, such as the Neon and Cardinal Tetras. Slow moving fish and fish with long fins are safe with Glowlight Tetras.
Glowlights are omnivorous so they will eat all types of foods. It’s important to feed small-sized food and vary the diet. They readily accept live foods as well as flakes, freeze-dried, and frozen foods. They will rarely eat food that has fallen to the bottom, so feed small quantities more frequently, as opposed to less frequent large feedings. Micro-pellet foods are suitable as well as any good quality flake that has been crumbled into fine pieces. Frozen or fresh brine shrimp is readily accepted too.
- Species – Hemigrammus erythrozonus
- Common Name – Glowlight Tetra
- Origin – South America in the Essequibo basin in Guyana and has been found living in the Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Potaro Rivers.
- Diet – Omnivore
- PH Range – 5.8 – 7.5
- Temperature – Tropical 24-28°c
- Breed Type – egg layer
- Current Size – approximately 3cm (Grows to approximately 4cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed