Hemigrammus erythrozonus Durbin, 1909
Glowlight tetra
photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann

Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Incertae sedis
Max. size:  3.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 12
Distribution:  South America: Essequibo River.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on worms, small crustaceans and plants (Ref. 7020). Maximum length questionable (Ref. 38376). Maximum length reported to reach 4 cm TL (Ref. 7020). A popular aquarium fish (Ref. 598). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Lima, Flavio C. T. - 22.10.01

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