Glass Bloodfin Tetra (Prionobrama filigera)
The Glass Bloodfin Tetra is an elegant, transparent freshwater fish with a fascinating appearance. Its glass-like body showcases a silvery iridescence, and its blood-red fins make it truly eye-catching.
These guys are peaceful and active swimmers that can grow up to 2.5 inches. Glass Bloodfin Tetras are another schooling fish, so it's best kept in groups of at least 6 or more. Their schooling behavior creates a stunning iridescent display moving in unison throughout the tank.
When choosing tank mates, opt for other peaceful, non-aggressive fish species like small tetras, rasboras, and dwarf cichlids. Avoid keeping them with larger, aggressive fish or fin-nipping species to ensure the well-being of your Glass Bloodfin Tetras.
Glass Bloodfin Tetras are omnivorous and require a well-balanced diet consisting of high-quality flake foods, freeze-dried bloodworms, and occasional live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.
A well-maintained tank with ample swimming space is essential for these active swimmers. They thrive in a 20-gallon minimum aquarium or larger for community tanks. Use a softer substrate, densely planted with live plants, and equipped with driftwood and rocks for hiding spots. Providing a gentle water flow and dim lighting conditions will mimic their natural habitat, promoting healthy behavior.
Maintain water parameters within the following ranges: pH of 6.0-7.5, hardness between 2-15 dGH, and a temperature of 75-82°F (24-28°C).
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