GLOWLIGHT TETRA 3CM

GLOWLIGHT TETRA 3CM

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The Glowlight Tetra comes from the Essequibo basin in Guyana and has been found living in the Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Potaro Rivers. Areas of these waters are stained with tannins which make them naturally soft and acidic, ideal conditions for the Glowlight Tetra to thrive.

The Glowlight Tetra is one of the most popular of all tetras as it’s peaceful and easy to care for.

Glowlight Tetras are schooling fish; keep them in groups of at least six or more. You can also keep them with other small peaceful fish, including other small Tetras, Danios, Cory Catfish, and peaceful Loaches. Although they are a schooling fish, they will generally not school together with other species. This is true even with species of similar size and shape, such as the Neon and Cardinal Tetras. Slow moving fish and fish with long fins are safe with Glowlight Tetras.

Glowlights are omnivorous so they will eat all types of foods. It’s important to feed small-sized food and vary the diet. They readily accept live foods as well as flakes, freeze-dried, and frozen foods. They will rarely eat food that has fallen to the bottom, so feed small quantities more frequently, as opposed to less frequent large feedings. Micro-pellet foods are suitable as well as any good quality flake that has been crumbled into fine pieces. Frozen or fresh brine shrimp is readily accepted too.

  • Common Name – Glowlight Tetra
  • Origin – South America in the Essequibo basin in Guyana and has been found living in the Essequibo, Mazaruni, and Potaro Rivers.
  • Diet – Omnivore
  • PH Range – 5.8 – 7.5
  • Temperature – Tropical 24-28°c
  • Breed Type – egg layer
  • Current Size – approximately 3cm (Grows to approximately 4cm)
  • Sex – Un-sexed
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    Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

    Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

    Clean bucket or container large enough 
    Airline tubing
    Air pump (optional but recommended)
    Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
    Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


    Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

    Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
    Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

    Step 3: Start the drip

    Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
    Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

    Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

    Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
    The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

    Step 5: Monitor the process

    Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
    Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

    Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

    If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

    Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

    Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

    Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

    After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
    By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

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