Prionobrama filigera

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Amazon river, SW Brazil
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Glass Bloodfin
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium.  When you don't keep them in a school they get shy and they hide between the plants.  The aquarium should be planted densely and you should use some floating plants to provide protection from above.  It is a very suitable beginner fish.

You should give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  The temperature should be raised above 22C (72F).  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants or a spawning mop.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with Artemia-nauplii.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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