Glowlight Tetra (Glolite) 4cm

  • Glowlight Tetra (Glolite): Mesmerizing and luminous addition to your aquarium.
  • Peaceful and sociable: Suitable tank mates for other peaceful community fish.
  • Radiant colors: Their red-orange dorsal fins and reflective stripe create a captivating glow in your aquatic world.
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Introduction: Meet the Glowlight Tetra, also known as Glolite Tetra, a mesmerizing and luminous fish that will illuminate your aquarium with its radiant colors and peaceful presence. This captivating fish is a popular choice among aquarists for its stunning appearance and ease of care. Let’s explore the captivating features and care guidelines of the Glowlight Tetra.

Scientific Name: Scientifically known as Hemigrammus erythrozonus, the Glowlight Tetra belongs to the Characidae family and originates from the clear waters of South America.

Water Quality: Maintaining optimal water conditions is essential for the well-being of your Glowlight Tetra. Here are the key water parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72°F and 82°F (22°C to 28°C) for optimal comfort.
  • pH Level: Maintain the pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 for slightly acidic to neutral conditions.
  • GH Level: Aim for a general hardness (GH) of 4 to 8 dGH to provide essential minerals.
  • KH Level: Keep the carbonate hardness (KH) between 1 and 5 dKH to ensure pH stability.

Feeding: The Glowlight Tetra is an omnivorous fish and enjoys a varied diet that includes high-quality flake or pellet food supplemented with small live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and daphnia.

Tank Mates: Glowlight Tetras are peaceful and sociable, making them suitable tank mates for other peaceful community fish like rasboras, tetras, and peaceful corydoras.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide a dark substrate to accentuate their radiant colors. Create a lush and inviting environment with live or artificial plants, driftwood, and floating vegetation for security and hiding spots.

Suitable Plants: Glowlight Tetras appreciate the presence of live plants in their habitat. Consider adding plants like Java Moss, Amazon Sword, and Hygrophila to enhance their natural setting.

Sexing: Sexing Glowlight Tetras is challenging, as there are minimal external differences between males and females.

Breeding: Breeding Glowlight Tetras in a home aquarium is possible but may require a separate breeding setup with specific water conditions and dim lighting.

Maximum Size and Longevity: As they mature, Glowlight Tetras typically reach a maximum size of about 1.5 to 2 inches (3.5 to 5 cm) in length. With proper care, they can live for up to 3 to 5 years.

General Information: Glowlight Tetras are known for their striking red-orange dorsal fins and the reflective stripe that runs along their body, creating a mesmerizing glow in your aquarium.

A Fun Fact: In certain lighting conditions, the iridescent stripe of the Glowlight Tetra can give off a shimmering effect, resembling a soft glow, hence the name “Glolite Tetra.”

Illuminate your aquatic world with the enchanting glow of the Glowlight Tetra. Their radiant colors, peaceful demeanor, and ease of care will undoubtedly make them cherished and admired residents in your freshwater sanctuary!

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