Starfire Red GloFish Tetra - Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
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GloFish Tetras were created from the popular White Skirt Tetra, (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi). They are a schooling type of fish that generally need a group of at least 3 to be more comfortable in a home aquarium. As they reach a size that is a little larger than the other tetras, tankmates should be chosen accordingly. Smaller fish may be chased or nipped at if housed with these fish in a small aquarium. The will accept most flake and pellet food and should be fed once a day with a variety of these foods to help them keep a healthy immune system. All in all they are a very hardy aquarium fish and are excellent for beginners who are just learning about keeping aquariums.
The glowing coloration of the GloFish Tetra will not fade or change - it is within their genetic structure and will actually be passed on to their offspring should they spawn. To see them "glow" at their best, keep under blue "actinic" lighting. The colors will be bright under white lighting but will not "glow" as brightly.
Photos and video courtesy of http://www.glofish.com
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|Common Name||Starfire Red GloFish Tetra|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocorymbus ternetzi|
|Max Size (in inches)||2|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||20|
|Armed Forces Americas|
|Armed Forces Europe|
|Armed Forces Pacific|
Ratings & Reviews
Fish looks as advertised. Very nice color, does actually glow under a glow light. Was worried about this companies shipping practices but they were packaged VERY well and in great condition when arrived. (I did have them shipped over night).