Glowlight tetra - Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Scientific name: Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Common name: Glowlight tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
These omnivores eat all types of live foods small enough to fit in their mouths. Glowlight tetras will also accept algae and flake foods.
There are no color differences between the males and females. Once mature, the females will appear larger and plumper than the males, especially when she is full with eggs.
The male and female will entwine their fins and roll over in the substrate. The female will then position herself belly up and release between 120-150 eggs. After the male fertilizes the eggs, they will take approximately 24 hours to hatch.
Glowlight Tetras live approximately 2-4 years.
These Tetras come from South America in the Essequibo river.
The Glowlight Tetra is a peaceful community fish. They can be kept with fish of similar size and temperament.
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