Glowlight Tetra Fish aka Hemigrammus erythrozonus aka Redglow Fish aka


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The Glowlight Tetra is a small tropical fish that is found in the wild in Essequibo River Guyana South America. It is silver in colour and an bright iridescent orange to red stripe extends from the snout to the base of its tail. The front part of the dorsal fins are the same color as the stripe. Other fins are silver to transparent. Glowlight tetras are peaceful and schooling fish. It is slightly larger than the neon tetra, and its peaceful disposition makes it an ideal, and popular community tank fish. They should be kept with similar sized and non-aggressive species.

They are a medium size tetra growing to upto 4cm (max. 5cm), notably larger than both Neon Tetra’s and Cardinal Tetra’s. They have a life span of 2 – 4 years when kept in good conditions.

Glowlight’s are Omnivore, they eat small live, frozen and dry foods. The feeding of vegetable matter is suggested to vary the diet of the Glowlight Tetra.

Glo lights, Glo-light tetras, Glolight are alternative names. H. gracilus is old scientific name. Red-line Rasbora ( Rasbora pauciperforata) of Malaysia and Indonesia are different species with similar coloring. Glowlight Tetras are readily available and are usually very inexpensive. There is a golden Glowlight Tetra and albino Glowlight variety being offered for sale too.

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