ANIMAL: Glass Bloodfin Tetra Prionobrama filigera Type of Animal: Characin Habitat: Smaller streams, creeks, tributaries, river basins/basin drainages Location(s): Amazon Basin Appearance: Glass-colored fish w/ red tail/fins Food/Diet: Small invertebrates Status in Wild: Stable Conservation: Breeding in aquaculture & aquariums Lifestyle: Schools of 8-40 fish Additional Info: Called: Male Female Young: Fry Group: School Gestation: 1-2 days Life Span: 5-7 years Body Length: Male: 2 in Female: 2.4 in These fish are very active. Sometimes appears in aquarium trade. Females scatter eggs on clumps of vegetation. Fry become free-swimming at 3-4 days old. Males show more color when breeding. Active during the day (diurnal). These are very peaceful docile fish. Also called Filigree Bloodfin Tetra. Females release hundreds of eggs per spawning. Maturity reached at 7-8 months old. These fish feed at all levels of water column. 1 of only 2 species in genus Prionobrama. Like many tetras, they often swim jerkily. Fun Fact(s): They’re somewhat related to piranhas. Body so translucent that one can see skeletal lines. These fish are great for home aquariums. Like many tetras, these fish are good jumpers.