Glo Light Tetra "Hemigrammus erythrozonus"
Less than 2"
72-77* F, KH 4-8, pH 5.5-7.0
The Glo Light Tetra gets it's name from it's glowing appearance under the right lighting conditions. LED lights tend make this effect more dramatic. Like with most tetras their glowing neon orange/red stripe will have the most stunning effect in groups of six or more as they school.
These little tetras originated from the clear streams in South America. They prefer soft water, but adjust well to neutral water as they are a hardy tetra. To keep them in their optimum habitat add rocks and driftwood for cover in a well rounded planted tank.
These little guys are omnivorous and will benefit from a well rounded diet of flakes and frozen food consisting of brine shrimp and daphnia. They have been known to breed in captivity, but are considered a harder species to breed. Live food is usually required to be successful.