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Brings live to your community tanks
Many freshwater fish-keepers have a warm spot in their heart for a little fish with a big name, the 1 ½-inch hemigrammus erythrozonus? or mush easier to say, the glowlight tetra. Like its little cousin, the neon tetra, the glowlight is an easy fish to keep in a community tank. In fact, many neon keepers, tired of battling neon disease, move towards the glowlight tetra.
The glowlight tetra is pastel peach in color with a horizontal red-gold stripe that spans the length of its body. Originating in Guyana, South America, the glowlight does well in a fresh water tank of slightly acid but peat-softened water that is kept between 74F and 82F. Glowlight tetras generally occupy the bottom third of the tank, except for feeding time when they will swim to the top.
The male glowlight tetra is more slender bodied than his mate, although it may be difficult to tell them apart until the female is full of eggs. Glowlight tetras are easier to breed than many other tetras like the neon and the cardinal tetra. However, providing them with a soft water environment is a critical factor for breeding. In fact, when breeding glowlight tetras, it may help to erect a special breeding tank. After your females have laid their eggs, you will need to remove adult fish from the tank until the fry hatch since glowlights have been known to eat their own eggs. Glowlights scatter their eggs among fine-leaved live plants. Clean, fresh water and live foods can encourage breeding. However, when changing water, be careful that you don't remove so much that it causes your tank to recycle.
Like many tetras, the glowlight tetra is a schooling fish and prefers to swim in the company of at least seven of its peers. Another common characteristic of many tetras is sensitivity to bright light. Lighting in a glowlight tetra aquarium should be filtered. This is easily achieved with aquarium plants. Artificial plants will suffice (unless you intend to breed your fish), but the glowlight tetra finds that real plants are a delicacy along with its usual fare of tropical flake food, tubifex worms, and brine shrimp.
Linda is author of Tetra Fish and Cichilds sections on aquarium-guides.com
Community Bands Together to Save Broken-Down Van Carrying 50 Hurricane Florence Rescue Pets
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Noah's Ark except it's a school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from floods of Hurricane Florence
The Boston Globe
MSPCA shelters nearly 100 pets amid Merrimack Valley fire and gas explosions
The Boston Globe
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Pets at risk for poisoning after increase in wild mushrooms
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Animals rescued from Florence floodwaters, after pets left behind or forgotten
The Coast Guard said, as of Sunday, crews have rescued at least 91 pets in North Carolina since Florence -- then a hurricane and now a tropical depression -- began lashing the state with torrential rains. Helicopter crews alone are responsible for ...
The animal rescuers of Florence: Dogs saved from submerged crate, pets shuttled away in a bus
Man Bought School Bus to Rescue Shelter Pets During Hurricanes –He Just Saved 64 During Florence
East Tennessee animal centers give shelter to dogs, cats displaced by Hurricane Florence
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Rockland BOCES embraces teacher's pets
The Journal News | LoHud.com
For the next year, 11th and 12th graders in a newly launched Animal Science program at BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (C-TECH) will be getting acquainted with some new furry friends, including some that are pets of their teacher.
Vineland Daily Journal
Five ways you can help 520 shelter pets find homes
Vineland Daily Journal
VINELAND - Lines of those coming and going seem never-ending at the filled-to-capacity South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter, inundated with pits and kits. “The overcrowding has been all summer,” Bev Greco, the shelter's executive director told The ...
These Southland pets need new homes
The Thursday Community Star prints adoptable pet information weekly. Find more photos of animals that are available at area agencies at www.dailysouthtown.com/lifestyles. PAWS Animal Shelter. 8301 W. 191st St., Tinley Park, 815-464-7298, ...
The VBSPCA on the challenges and joy of special needs pets on Coast Live
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va - Special needs pets can often have a difficult time finding homes, however, with a bit of extra TLC, these animals can make the very best companions. The VBSPCA (vbspca.com) introduces us to some special needs animals who have ...
Out with the Dogs: Make arrangements for pets now
Someone who will respond immediately, day or night, to round up all the household pets and either secure them at home temporarily or take them to their home. That's a huge responsibility in some cases. I have four dogs all the time and frequently an ...
Pet lover helps dozens of cats and dogs escape Hurricane Florence on a school bus
As Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast last week, one man began planning an elaborate evacuation. Tony Alsup decided to drive a big yellow school bus from his home in Greenville, Tennessee, toward South Carolina and into the path of the ...
Hurricane rescuer takes bus full of pets nobody else wants
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