Glass Bloodfin Tetra

Glass Bloodfin Tetra Prionobrama filigera

Type of Animal:

Smaller streams, creeks, tributaries, river basins/basin drainages

Amazon Basin

Glass-colored fish w/ red tail/fins

Small invertebrates

Status in Wild:

Breeding in aquaculture & aquariums

Schools of 8-40 fish

Additional Info:

Young: Fry
Group: School

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.

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