Glowlight Tetra Care Sheet

Glowlight TetrasTropical Fish Information
Size1.5 inches or 4 cm
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature73.4 to 82.4°F or 23 to 28°C
Water pH6.0 to 8.0
Water Hardness5 to 15 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful shoaling fish
Number of same species in tankFive or more, more is better
Community SpeciesYes, excellent community fish
SexesNot really easy to determine but the males are more slender built than the fatter and rounder females
StrataMiddle to bottom
FoodFlake food supplemented with blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingFairly easy to breed
Breeding temperature78.8 to 82.4°F or 26 to 28°C
Other namesGlowlights
Scientific nameHemigrammus erythrozonus
Lifespan4 years

Ideal Glowlight Tetra Conditions


  • This another species of colorful tropical freshwater fish. They are very similar to the Blue and Black Neon Tetra in body shape with their main color being red.


  • They are peaceful shoaling fish that prefer to stay in the middle to lower regions of a fish tank.


  • They are ideal for a community aquarium setup that is well planted for hiding and with enough open space for swimming. Also referred to as Glowlights.
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