When the lights on the aquarium are dimmed, the red stripe on the fish can be clearly seen. It thrives in slightly acidic water and will do best when water parameters are kept constant. The Glowlight or glowing tetras are a schooling fish and will do best if kept in odd numbers of 5 or more. To promote breeding, separate a pair into a “breeder tank” with no lighting at first, and then gradually increase it until spawning occurs. Water hardness should be less than 4 dKH and live food such as mosquito larvae are great inducers. Be sure to remove the adults after the eggs have been laid, as they will eat them. The eggs should hatch within 30 hours.
HABITAT: Rivers in Guyana.
Compatible: Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Dwarf Gouramis, Livebearers, Corydoras, Barbs, Rainbowfish, Plecos and small Scavenger Catfish.
Aquarium Setup: 72-77°F; pH 5.5-7.0; dH 10-12
Size: 2 in (5 cm)
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