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Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Glowlight tetra
Durbin, 1909

Hemigrammus erythrozonus - Glowlight tetra - Glowlights like a dark, well planted tank
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.

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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

Have you bred Hemigrammus erythrozonus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Hemigrammus erythrozonus breeding reports








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