Glass Bloodfin
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 4cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Top, all
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 18℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness s,m,h,vh
Glass Bloodfin Prionobrama filigera
  • Glass Bloodfin Prionobrama filigera - thumbnail
  • Glass Bloodfin Prionobrama filigera - thumbnail

Glass Bloodfin

Prionobrama filigera

The Glass Bloodfin is a very hardy and adaptable fish, ideally suited to the beginner. Although it may appear a little drab in the shops, once settled and more mature, its blood red tail and hardy nature make it an excellent choice for most aquariums of similar sized fish. Individuals will become very nervous so the fish must be kept in groups.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Aphyocharax filigerus, A. analis, A. analialbis, Prionobrama madeirae, P. amazonae, Bleptonema amazonae | Other names Bloodfin, Argentine Bloodfin | Origin South America; Southern Brazil | Breeding Soft water, warm temperatures and shade will encourage breeding | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, medium to very hard | Sexing Males have a larger and extended anal fin

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