The Glowlight Tetra is a small, freshwater fish that is native to the South American tributaries of the Amazon River. It is a popular species among aquarists due to its unique appearance and peaceful nature.
The Glowlight Tetra is a small fish, growing to a maximum length of 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). It has a slender, laterally-compressed body that is primarily transparent, with a distinctive red-orange stripe running along its midline. The stripe starts at the fish's nose and extends all the way to its tail, giving the fish a glowing appearance under the right lighting conditions.
Glowlight Tetras are peaceful and social fish that do best in groups of at least six or more individuals. They prefer a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a neutral to slightly acidic pH range of 6.0-7.0. They are also adaptable to a wide range of water hardness levels, making them a great choice for aquarists of all experience levels.
In the aquarium, Glowlight Tetras are active swimmers that do well in well-planted tanks with plenty of open swimming space. They also appreciate having a dark substrate and background, as this makes their red-orange stripe stand out even more.
Glowlight Tetras are omnivores and will feed on a variety of foods, including small frozen or live foods, flake food, and small pellets. They are also known for their hardiness and adaptability, making them a great choice for aquarists who are new to keeping fish.
Overall, the Glowlight Tetra is a beautiful and peaceful species that is well-suited to the home aquarium. Its unique appearance, hardiness, and adaptability make it a popular choice among aquarists of all levels of experience.
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