Hemigrammus erythrozonus
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Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Common Names: Fire Neon
Glo-light Tetra
Glowlight Tetra
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Essequibo River, Guyana, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks. It is essential to keep these fish in schools of 4 or more.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes or freeze dried tablets. Easy to keep and undemanding.
6 - 8
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Not easy to determine.
Breeding: Not easy to breed. Use warmer temperatures of around 27-28°C and a pH of about 6.4. Condition with live and frozen food, mosquito larvae works best, choose your plumpest female and put her in the breeding tank along with a male. The male will chase the female around a lot so provide java moss or a tall bushy plant for the female to hide in. When the pair is about to spawn, it will appear the male is chasing the female again, but the glowlight tetra will get close and sort of do a barrel roll and
Comments: Glowlight Tetras are very popular and are quite stunning when kept in small shoals.
Main Colours: Orange, Clear
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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