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GloliteTetra 3cm

GloliteTetra 3cm
  • Buy 5 for $3.90 each and save 12%
  • Buy 10 for $3.60 each and save 19%

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With a bright red stripe, Glowlights are a very popular tetra, an ideal companion for Neon Tetras and other peaceful fishes. Hardy and easily cared for, they look best in a school in a dark bottomed tank. Maximum size is about 4cm.

Tetras are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 20L, with a pH of 5.07.0 and KH of 1.02.0. However, they will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment. The Tetra can live 10 years or more with the proper conditions. They tend to be timid and, because of their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish who may bully or simply eat them.

Fish that mix well in an aquarium are other types of tetras, and other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition. Mid-level feeders, they are best kept in schools of five to eight or more, for the "shoaling" effect when they move around the tank. They shoal naturally in the wild and are thus happier, more brightly coloured, and more active when kept as a shoal as opposed to singly.

Tetras are best kept in a densely planted tank with subdued light and an ideal temperature of 2024?C to resemble their native Amazon environment. Tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and micro pellet food to supplement their diet.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Scientific Name No
Size 3

Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

Greate buy
Excellent medium sized tetra,have a wonderful orange and ever so often in the right light purple pink aura strip from head to tail.
Just a warning though they looove to eat to much for their own good,or it could just be my ones ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I just knocked back their food a bit and they are doing well.
Thank you LiveFish
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Review by Elijah / (Posted on 3/10/2018)
Glowlights look great in a large shoal (as do all tetras) and when fed well their red stripe and tips glow beautifully, great contrast against aquarium plants.
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Review by Justin / (Posted on 4/02/2018)
Great fish
As usual turned up discoloured, but coloured up in about 5 minutes of being in the tank. Bought 5 to go with the 5 i already had, and these look healthier than the locally acquired ones. They love hanging out with my neons
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Review by thomas / (Posted on 3/06/2015)
subtle beauties
I love these peaceful little tetras! After settling in they develop a beautiful red glowing stripe along their bodies which gets more intense as the fish age. They look best in a group of a minimum of 10 or so.
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Review by Ulrike / (Posted on 7/01/2015)
Awesome fish
I dont think the picture above does justice to how good this fish looks.

Great species.
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Review by Heffy / (Posted on 24/02/2014)
Excellent fish
Awesome fish.

If you don't have any, get some! Robust and look cool.
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Review by Scott / (Posted on 24/02/2014)
Great purchase
I ordered 15 glowlight tetras for a heavily planted tank with a large swimming are in the middle and at the top and I received them in under 48 hrs. 2 days later they are very healthy and active and already showing signed of breeding behavior. They look great as a larger group and I am very happy With the purchase.
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Review by Benn / (Posted on 8/11/2012)
Happy with my decision...
I ummed and ahhed about these guys for quite a while and purchased the more colourful neons and tetras and rummy noses before this species... However, now I have bought a little school of 5 I am very happy with my decision and wish I had done it sooner. They glow just as beautifully as the more well known neon tetra and are so tiny and cute, really pleased with these guys. Look great against a black substrate. Highly recommend!!!
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Review by Amanda / (Posted on 21/09/2012)