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Glowlights like a dark, well planted tank
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(Other members of the genus Hemigrammus)
ADULT SIZE: 4 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C
FOOD: Feed Hemigrammus erythrozonus small live-foods and fine grade dried foods. Even as adult fish, newly hatched Artemia are very much enjoyed.
DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Peru
SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Females plumper, males slimmer.
|(10) .75" Glowlight Tetra TR Hemigrammus erythrozonus Live Freshwater Tropical|
Current price: $20.00
Time left: 4d 10h 59m
|Glow Light Tetras Live Tropical Community Fish Hemigrammus erythrozonus Neon|
Current price: $99.99
Time left: 22d 11h 49m
AQUARIUM CARE: Glowlight tetras prefer a dark well planted tank, and like other neons will look their best under such conditions. Use a darker substrate, ample planting, particularly at the rear of the tank, with some floating plants to create shaded areas.
Being a typical shoaling characin it prefers tank mates of the same species, and will also shoal with other similar fish.
BREEDING: Breeding requires plenty of conditioning food and soft water. This species is an egg scatterer with very small fry, that must be fed infusoria as a first food