Glowlight Tetra

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I love this fish! The Glowlight fish are very pretty in schools, the fry are cute and they are easy to breed, They look sharp with dark backdrops and look great in nature as well as futuristic tanks! for instance a city scape at night as a backdrop with dark gravel makes them really jump out at you. I originally bought these as part f the "Green" series from Japan, but we bought them separately  at If your looking for the Japanese Green Series you can find them at either way they will add a bit of sparkle to your tank 

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Family: Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Incertae sedis picture (Heery_u1.jpg) by Ott, G.

Order: Characiformes
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
FishBase name: Glowlight tetra
Max. size: 3.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 38376)
Environment: benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5.0 - 12.0
Climate: tropical; 24 - 28°C
Importance: aquarium: commercial
Gazetteer South America: Essequibo River, Guyana.
Biology: Feeds on worms, small crustaceans and plants (Ref. 7020). A popular aquarium fish (Ref. 598). Maximum length questionable (Ref. 38376). Maximum length reported to reach 4 cm TL (Ref. 7020).
Red List Status: Not in IUCN Red List , (Ref. 36508)
Dangerous: harmless
Coordinator: Lima, Flavio C. T.


Benine, R., V.A. Bertaco, P.A. Buckup, L. Casatti, F. Langeani, F.C.T. Lima, C.A.S. Lucena, Z.M.S. Lucena, L.R. Malabarba, M.C. Malabarba, N.A. Menezes, C. Moreira, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, J.F. Pezzi da Silva and R.E. Reis, 2001. Characidae.. pp. In [Editorial list.]. Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. In preparation.

Source of Information Found :

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2003. FishBase.
World Wide Web electronic publication., version 21 April 2003


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