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Glow Light Tetra


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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 2"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Middle
  • Schooling fish (5+)
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, densely planted

Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and color patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.

Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. You will see your tetras swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top and bottomswimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Learn about the Glow Light Tetra

Common Name
Glow Light Tetra

Scientific Name
Hemigrammus erythrozonus




Feeding Habits
Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size.

Guyana: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.

Adult female's are larger and have a fuller body.

Additional Comments
Glow Lights mix well with Neon Tetras and other schooling fish of the same size.

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Glow Light Tetra
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Glow Light Tetra is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great fish this fish is awsome! they love to stay in a school (a group of their kind of fish) and when I turn off the light it looks like they are glowing in the dark☺
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool I have three glowlights with one betta and two albino corydoras catfish. At first, they would nip at the bettas fins a little. I think they were seeing if it was food. Now they leave him alone and he chases them a little but is way to slow to even nip them. When I first brought them home I moved around the decorations in the tank because I knew my betta had set up his teritory. He might have tried to kill them and end up scaring them to death. I feed them flakes most of the time and frozen bloodworms as a treat. (Thawed of course).
Date published: 2012-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful fish, good compatability with neons I have a 55 gallon tank with neons, cory's and otto's. I was looking for a second species of tetras close to the same size as the neons. The glowlight tetras are peaceful yet they are fast swimmers and quite curious at times. Tetras are much happier and feel safe if kept in a school of at least 6. I've experienced zero problems between them and and the neons. Sometimes they stay in their own schools, other times they swim with the neons. Bright orange strip makes them beautiful, especially if you have black sand or gravel. Overall a beautiful yet peaceful species. I would recommend.
Date published: 2013-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from glowlight tetras These fish are very bright, especially if you have a florescent light for your tank. Be careful how much you feed them because they can grow very fat. They are also fast swimmers.
Date published: 2010-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little fish I wasn't really into these guys until they were on sale. Now I love them. I purchased 10, down to 9 due to one jumping out of the tank in my absence. They are bottom-mid swimmers, unless it's feeding time then they're at the top begging for food. They aren't overly active, but tend to school around together which is very peaceful to me. They seem to be very happy and are breeding, but the eggs are so delicate I'll just end up getting more. They seem to be hardier than the neon tetra and are great dithers.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fish Colorful, great addition to our community tank. Don't bother the other fish, and swim a school with our neons. Love this fish. Wish we had a bigger tank so that we could get more!
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Community Fish! I have 2 glowlight tetras that are doing great with my 6 neon tetras and other fish. My 2 glowlight tetras like to school with my 6 neon tetras like they are in a group of 8. I would buy more than 2 glowlight tetras if I had more room in my 25 gallon tank, but they do fine as just two, and they like to school! I recommend this fish!
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them I needed fish that got along with my 3 male guppies and they are perfect and they get a long with my other tetra. Very peaceful and i love how they school with there own kind and school with other tetras.
Date published: 2013-10-16
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could i keep 5 of these in a 10 gallon tank with 1 Dwarf Gourami??

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