Common Name(s)
Glowlight tetra
Scientific Name
Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Family
Characidae
Origin
Essequibo river in Guyana.
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.6 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Unfussy eater, will take most foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. Does not take care of its young.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Females are larger and rounder in the belly than males.