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Description of the Glowlight Tetra
The Glowlight Tetra also known by the names Glo light, Glo-light tetra and Glolight is silver with a bright orange stripe running along its body. A peaceful community fish it makes an attractive addition to any aquarium. The Glowlight tetra can grow up to 5cm so is larger than the Neon or Cardinal Tetra.
Popular Name: Glowlight Tetra
Species: Hemigrammus erythrozonus
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Profile of the Glowlight Tetra
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Size: Up to 5cm
Fish Tank conditions: Temp 22-28 Degrees. PH 6 - 7.5
Temperament: Peaceful shoaling fish, good community fish
Diet / Feeding: Frozen, Dried or Flaked Fish Food
Habitat: Shallow waters of fast flowing streams
Behaviour: Not Aggressive
Scientific Classification of the Glowlight Tetra
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.
Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Glowlight Tetra?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Glowlight Tetra slimy?
Glowlight Tetra secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Glowlight Tetra to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Glowlight Tetra have gills?
Gills enable the Glowlight Tetra to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Glowlight Tetra have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:
Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Glowlight Tetra has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement.