Glowlight Tetra



The Glowlight tetra is a species of tropical freshwater characin fish originating in South America. The popular Glowlight tetra really brightens up a freshwater aquarium.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. Unless stated we are unable to guarantee the exact size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

Approx. supplied size: 1-3cm
Maximum size: 5cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 5+

Water conditions
pH: 5.5–7.0
Hardness: 2-15°H
Temperature: 24–27 °C

Ease of care
Easy.  This tropical fish is great for hobbyist at all levels however they do need good softer water conditions.

The main food we recommend would be micro granules or flake crushed up. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Community of similar size. They feel most comfortable when in a shoal of other Glowlight’s.

Egg layers. Intermediate. A dedicated tank with dim lighting will be required along with specific sterile water conditions.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 3-6 years in perfect conditions.