Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
- Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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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