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Glass bloodfin tetra
(Prionobrama filigera)

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Glass bloodfin tetra

Glass bloodfin tetra
(Prionobrama filigera)

Its discreet color, almost transparent, makes even more the contrast of its flaming tail! Thus, this fish will find its place nicely in a community aquarium, even accompanying Scalars or Discus!

Scientific name

Prionobrama filigera
Aphyocharax filigerus
Aphyocharax analis
Aphyocharax analialbis
Bleptonema amazoni
Paragoniates muelleri
Prionobrama madeira

Common name

Glass bloodfin tetra

Origin

what are its countries of origin?

Origin: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
Biotope: Amazonian

Dimorphism

what are the physical differences between males and females?

The male is smaller and slenderer than the female. The ovarian task of the female is visible by transparency

Group

Group

Characidae

Volume

what is the minimum volume for this species?

200 L / 44 imp gal / 53 US gal

Water parameters

what are the water parameters for the maintenance of this fish?

T°: 22 to 28°C or 72 to 82°F
pH: 6 to 6.5
Hardness: 5 to 25°dGH

Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy

Size

what is the maximum size of this fish?

6 cm (2.4")

Life expectancy

what is the average life expectancy of this fish?

3 to 5 years

Living zone

in which area of the aquarium does this fish live?

Middle and top

Individuals

sociability of the species

9

Food

How to feed the Glass bloodfin tetra?

Food

How to feed the Glass bloodfin tetra?

Omnivorous: all forms of food are accepted with a clear preference for live prey: daphnids, bloodworms, cyclops... A varied diet will improve its color.

Behavior

What kind of behavior does the Glass bloodfin tetra have?

Behavior

What kind of behavior does the Glass bloodfin tetra have?

It is a lively species, which can swim very fast. Nevertheless, one can qualify the Glass Bloodfish as a peaceful fish. It is a gregarious species that must absolutely be kept in shoals of at least 9 individuals (an odd number seems to work better). Rival males can sometimes squabble with each other. This is why the bigger the group, the more the tensions will be diluted.

Cohabitation

Who can live with the Glass bloodfin tetra?

Cohabitation

Who can live with the Glass bloodfin tetra?

Pacific with all, it can live in a community aquarium because it does not pay much attention to the other inhabitants of the aquarium.

When adult, it can for example be associated with Scalar, Discus, Corydoras, Apistogramma or Mikrogeophagus.

On the other hand, avoid large fast-growing species with high living areas (food competition could be fierce).

Breeding

How to breed the Glass bloodfin tetra?

Breeding

How to breed the Glass bloodfin tetra?

The breeding of the Glass Bloodfish is possible.

Place in a spawning tank (20 L or 4.4 Imp Gal or 5.3 Us Gal) equipped with a protective grid, a male and a female. Beforehand, you will have separated the males from the females. Prepare the individuals by feeding them abundantly with live prey. Lightly light the tank and plant some clumps of fine-leaved plants like Java moss. The temperature will be 24 to 27°C 75 to 81°F and KH at 2° (beyond 4°, the fry will die).

Spawning usually takes place in the evening. As soon as you see the eggs, remove the parents. A spawn has about 300 translucent eggs and the incubation lasts between 14 and 15h.

Fry food: infusoria, nauplies of artemia and cyclops.

Its aquarium

Which aquarium for the Glass bloodfin tetra?

Its aquarium

Which aquarium for the Glass bloodfin tetra?

It likes well-planted aquariums and floating plants will reassure it. However, allow enough space for swimming. You can therefore focus on the sides of the aquarium for example.

Add to your decoration some roots and twigs of driftwood, or even a carpet of dried leaves that will recall its natural environment.

It is important to cover your aquarium because at the slightest fright, these fish are likely to jump outside the tank.

Good to know

Good to know

Find all additional information!

Too acidic water can mold the edge of the fins. Otherwise, the Glass Bloodfish is quite robust and quickly gets used to its new environment. Because of this, it can be recommended to beginners.

It differs from Aphyocharax Anisitsi in the absence of red on its anal and ventral nerves.

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