Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Glass bloodfin tetra
In the wild this fish eats mainly aquatic insect larvae and crustaceans. In an aquarium they will readily adapt to a diet of commercial dry fish foods, but benefit from a variety of food including both live and frozen foods such as daphnia and bloodworms.
Prionobrama filigera will breed successfully in harder and more alkaline water than most tetra species. A pH of 7.3 and 10 degrees of hardness is suitable, but not the much harder water the adults can live in. It is an egg scattering species that will eat its own eggs.
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