White Tropical Springtails (Collembola springtails sp.) - Bred by: Aquatic Arts
White Tropical Springtails (Collembola springtails sp.) - Bred by: Aquatic Arts
White Tropical Springtails (Collembola springtails sp.) - Bred by: Aquatic Arts
White Tropical Springtails (Collembola springtails sp.) - Bred by: Aquatic Arts

White Tropical Springtails (Collembola springtails sp.) - Bred by: Aquatic Arts

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Explore the Magic of White Tropical Springtails - Bred by Aquatic Arts

Delve into the realm of vivarium biodiversity with our White Tropical Springtails, expertly cultivated by Aquatic Arts. These tiny yet dynamic organisms, scientifically classified as Collembola springtails sp., serve as invaluable additions to any terrarium or vivarium setup. With their vibrant white coloration and active nature, these springtails contribute to the overall health and equilibrium of your miniature ecosystem.

Features:

  • Vibrant Appearance: Our White Tropical Springtails exhibit a pristine white hue, adding a touch of purity and elegance to your terrarium environment. Their small size and bright color make them easily visible against contrasting substrates, enhancing the visual appeal of your setup.
  • Bioactive Champions: White Tropical Springtails are natural decomposers, aiding in the breakdown of organic matter within the terrarium. By consuming detritus and decaying plant material, they assist in nutrient cycling and waste management, promoting a cleaner and more balanced ecosystem.
  • Versatile Compatibility: These springtails adapt seamlessly to a variety of terrarium conditions, thriving in both tropical and temperate environments. Whether you maintain a lush rainforest habitat or a desert-themed enclosure, White Tropical Springtails prove to be resilient and adaptable inhabitants.
  • Population Sustainability: With proper care, White Tropical Springtails readily reproduce, ensuring a self-sustaining population within your terrarium. Their prolific breeding habits contribute to the ongoing maintenance of a healthy and thriving ecosystem.
  • Safe Coexistence: White Tropical Springtails are harmless to other terrarium inhabitants, including amphibians, reptiles, and live plants. Their presence contributes to the overall balance and harmony of the vivarium, fostering a more natural and sustainable habitat.

Specifications:

  • Species: Collembola springtails sp.
  • Common Name: White Tropical Springtails
  • Bred by: Aquatic Arts
  • Size: Adults typically measure between 0.5mm to 1mm in length, making them ideal for small-scale terrarium environments.
  • Quantity: Available in convenient packs to suit the needs of your terrarium setup.

Care Guidelines:

  • Substrate: Provide a substrate rich in organic matter, such as coconut fiber or peat moss, to support the springtails' natural foraging and breeding activities.
  • Humidity: Maintain moderate to high humidity levels within the terrarium to ensure the well-being of the springtails. Regular misting and the use of a hygrometer can help monitor humidity levels effectively.
  • Feeding: White Tropical Springtails primarily feed on decaying plant matter, algae, and fungal hyphae present in the terrarium. Supplement their diet with specialized springtail food or yeast-based products to support their nutritional needs.
  • Habitat: Create a diverse and naturalistic environment with ample hiding places, moisture-retaining areas, and organic debris to mimic their native habitat and encourage breeding behavior.

Enrich your terrarium experience with the addition of White Tropical Springtails from Aquatic Arts. With their aesthetic appeal and beneficial contributions to terrarium health, they are sure to become valued members of your miniature ecosystem.

Experience the wonders of biodiversity with Aquatic Arts - where nature thrives in harmony.

Keeping Springtails with Isopods in a terrarium offers several benefits that contribute to the overall health and balance of the ecosystem:

  1. Waste Management: Both Springtails and Isopods are efficient decomposers, feeding on decaying organic matter such as fallen leaves, dead plant material, and feces. By consuming and breaking down this waste, they help to recycle nutrients back into the soil, promoting a cleaner and healthier environment for terrarium inhabitants.

  2. Nutrient Cycling: Springtails and Isopods play essential roles in nutrient cycling within the terrarium ecosystem. As they consume organic matter, they excrete nutrient-rich waste that enriches the substrate. This process helps to replenish essential nutrients in the soil, benefiting live plants and fostering a more balanced and sustainable ecosystem.

  3. Aeration of Substrate: Both Springtails and Isopods burrow and move through the substrate, helping to aerate it in the process. This improves soil structure, enhances drainage, and promotes the circulation of air and water within the terrarium substrate, creating optimal conditions for plant roots and beneficial microorganisms.

  4. Pest Control: Springtails and Isopods can help control populations of harmful pests such as fungus gnats, mites, and certain types of harmful fungi. By consuming the larvae of these pests and competing with them for food sources, Springtails and Isopods help to prevent infestations and maintain a healthier terrarium environment.

  5. Natural Behavior Stimulation: The presence of Springtails and Isopods in the terrarium provides naturalistic enrichment for other inhabitants such as reptiles, amphibians, and small invertebrates. These organisms may exhibit natural foraging behaviors in response to the presence of Springtails and Isopods, promoting mental stimulation and overall well-being.

  6. Population Control: Springtails and Isopods can help regulate their own populations within the terrarium through natural mechanisms such as competition for resources and predation on eggs and juveniles. This self-regulation helps prevent overpopulation and ensures a balanced and sustainable ecosystem over time.

In summary, keeping Springtails with Isopods in a terrarium creates a synergistic relationship where both species contribute to waste management, nutrient cycling, substrate aeration, pest control, and natural behavior stimulation. By fostering a bioactive ecosystem, terrarium keepers can create a healthier and more sustainable environment for all inhabitants to thrive.

Keeping Springtails with Vampire Crabs in a terrarium offers several benefits that contribute to the overall health and well-being of the ecosystem:

  1. Waste Management: Springtails are efficient decomposers, feeding on decaying organic matter such as fallen leaves, dead plant material, and feces. By consuming and breaking down this waste, they help to recycle nutrients back into the soil, promoting a cleaner and healthier environment for Vampire Crabs and other terrarium inhabitants.

  2. Nutrient Cycling: Springtails play a crucial role in nutrient cycling within the terrarium ecosystem. As they consume organic matter, they excrete nutrient-rich waste that enriches the substrate. This process helps to replenish essential nutrients in the soil, benefiting live plants and fostering a more balanced and sustainable ecosystem.

  3. Pest Control: Springtails can help control populations of harmful pests such as fungus gnats, mites, and certain types of harmful fungi. By consuming the larvae of these pests and competing with them for food sources, Springtails help to prevent infestations and maintain a healthier terrarium environment for Vampire Crabs.

  4. Substrate Aeration: Springtails burrow and move through the substrate, helping to aerate it in the process. This improves soil structure, enhances drainage, and promotes the circulation of air and water within the terrarium substrate, creating optimal conditions for plant roots and beneficial microorganisms, as well as providing an interesting environment for Vampire Crabs to explore.

  5. Naturalistic Enrichment: The presence of Springtails in the terrarium provides naturalistic enrichment for Vampire Crabs. The crabs may exhibit natural foraging behaviors in response to the presence of Springtails, promoting mental stimulation and overall well-being.

  6. Population Control: Springtails can help regulate their own populations within the terrarium through natural mechanisms such as competition for resources and predation on eggs and juveniles. This self-regulation helps prevent overpopulation and ensures a balanced and sustainable ecosystem over time.

In summary, keeping Springtails with Vampire Crabs in a terrarium creates a symbiotic relationship where Springtails contribute to waste management, nutrient cycling, pest control, substrate aeration, and naturalistic enrichment, ultimately promoting the health and vitality of the entire ecosystem.

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This colorful tetra is a true aquarium hobby classic!

These little tetras are one of the more beautifully colored fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby!  They have a silver body and feature a shimmering red/pink stripe throughout the middle of their body.  Their eye-catching coloration has made them one of the most popular fish for freshwater aquariums today.  They are great for beginners and experts alike, and they thrive in any well-established aquarium that meets their recommended water parameters.  These fish stay small, growing no larger than one to two inches, which makes them an excellent choice for small-sized tanks!

Glowlight Tetras are very peaceful and make great additions to community aquariums.  However, they should only be kept in tanks with other non-aggressive fish that are similar in size.  They are a schooling fish, and their schools create a magnificent display of colors in motion that has to be seen to be believed!  These fish do best in densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding places.  This can be achieved with rocks and caves, driftwood, and live plants (good ones include mosses or tall plants that will reach the middle level of the aquarium, such as green cabomba, moneywort, java ferns, etc.).  Since they are a schooling fish, they can really only thrive in groups, which is why we sell them in groups of 6 and 12.

Glowlight Tetras spend most of their time within the middle and top levels of the aquarium.  These fish are not recommended for new tanks, as they may have problems in tanks that are not well-cycled.  It is important to acclimate Glowlight Tetras to a new tank slowly, because they can be sensitive to changes in water parameters.  They are known to be difficult to breed in captivity; the water conditions must be perfect for them to spawn.  Interestingly, the bright colors on these fish tend to become dimmer at night.  This is normal and does not indicate sickness or weakness in the tetras.

What We Like About This Fish:

Iridescent red stripe that add bright bursts of color to any aquarium set-up

Its small size makes it an ideal candidate for the nano aquarium

Safe with plants

Completely peaceful

Very hardy and adaptable

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 75° - 82° F (24° - 28° C)
pH: 5.5 - 7.5, but highly adaptable to many conditions
KH: 4 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


CARE GUIDELINES:
Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept most fish flakes and pellets, as well as most small foods, including brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.
Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Rio Essequibo, Guyana
Average adult size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)
Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1 inch (0.6 - 2.5 cm)

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

Q: What are the ideal tank mates for Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras do best with other small, peaceful fish. Ideal tank mates include Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, and small livebearers like Guppies or Mollies.

Q: How often should I feed Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras should be fed 1-2 times a day. Provide only as much food as they can consume in 2-3 minutes to avoid overfeeding and water quality issues.

Q: What should I do if my Glowlight Tetras are not schooling?
A: Ensure you have at least 6-12 Glowlight Tetras, as they are schooling fish and feel more secure in larger groups. Also, check if there are any stressors in the tank such as aggressive tank mates or poor water quality.

Q: Can Glowlight Tetras live with shrimps and snails?
A: Yes, Glowlight Tetras are generally safe with non-aggressive invertebrates like shrimps and snails. They add a nice dynamic to the aquarium and help with cleaning.

Q: How can I tell the difference between male and female Glowlight Tetras?
A: Males are usually slimmer and may have more intense coloring, especially during breeding times. Females tend to be rounder and slightly larger, particularly when carrying eggs.

Q: What signs of illness should I watch for in Glowlight Tetras?
A: Watch for changes in color, fin rot, spots, or unusual swimming behavior. Common illnesses include ich, fin rot, and swim bladder issues. Quarantine affected fish and treat the tank if necessary.

Q: What lighting conditions do Glowlight Tetras prefer?
A: Glowlight Tetras thrive in subdued lighting conditions, which mimic their natural habitat. Moderate lighting with plenty of plants for shade creates an ideal environment for them.

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