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Glowlight Tetra - Hemigrammus Erythrozonus

Bred by The Fish Room 

Glowlight Tetra (Hemigrammus Erythrozonus)

Native Location: Guyana

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 4cm (1.5 inches)

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 24 – 28℃ (74 – 84℉)

Preferred pH Range: 5.8 – 7.5

Minimum Aquarium Size: 38 L(10 gallons)

Potential Tankmates: Barbs, Danios, Cory Catfish

Care Level: Easy

 As one of the most popular Tetras, for their easy to care for nature and their translucent, silvery peach body colourings.

Glowlights will eat all types of food, but a well-rounded diet will encourage a healthy lifestyle, and promote colourings. Because of their size, they will need small-sized pellets or flake foods. Small quantities should be fed frequently so that they can consume enough food, but not fall to the bottom of the tank, as Glowlights will not go for it. Bottom-dwellers may make a good tankmate as they will eat up any food that the Glowlights miss. They like being with their kind in at least six, or with other small and peaceful species, but will not school with them. Slower moving fish or those with long fins will be safe around Glowlights. Except for Angelfish, they would likely view these little tetras as an afternoon snack.

Fast-moving fish may cause stress to your Glowlights. They will also enjoy dimmer tanks, with plenty of vegetation but also room to swim freely. Floating plants will help dim lighting and cause your fish less stress. Glowlights can handle a larger range of consistent water parameters. With age they only become more beautiful, their colours saturating further with time. Males are slimmer and smaller than their female counterparts. It can be a difficult process to breed Glowlights. Prepare a separate tank with very soft water and a warm temperature. Low light is a necessity. Use fine-leaved plants or spawning mats to hold the eggs.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Scott Gillespie

Was keeper in touch with through out the whole process Arrived very safe and well. Well packaged. All fish doing very well.