Glowlight Tetra – 12 pack


The glowlight tetra’s origins are in the Essequibo basin in Guyana; they have been found in the Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Potaro Rivers. The river waters of South America are stained with tannins from plant matter decay which make them naturally soft and acidic.

The fish was originally named Hemigrammus gracilis, but that was changed to the current name, Hemigrammus erythrozonus. However, scientists continue to debate whether this fish should be moved to the genus Cheirodon.

The glowlight tetra is bred in captivity, and it is exported from both Asia and Germany. It was introduced to the aquarium trade in 1933.

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