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Glowlight tetra - Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Glowlight tetra - Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Scientific name: Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Common name: Glowlight tetra

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)

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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

Food

These omnivores eat all types of live foods small enough to fit in their mouths. Glowlight tetras will also accept algae and flake foods.

Sexing

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.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

Glowlight Tetras live approximately 2-4 years.

Origin

These Tetras come from South America in the Essequibo river.

Short Description

The Glowlight Tetra is a peaceful community fish. They can be kept with fish of similar size and temperament.

Picture

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Glowlight tetra

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