The Red Tailed Glass Tetra (Prionobrama filigera) was already known to our grandfathers in the hobby. It was imported as early as 1931. Initially the species came from South America. Here it is far spread over the Amazon basin in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. However, hardly ever a wild collected specimen can be found in the trade. The photographed speciemens for example were bred in Hongkong.
Depending on the light in the tank the body of the up to 6 cm long animal is transparent like glass or shines in all pastel colours of the rainbow. One of the most attractive features of the fish is the behaviour, for it often swims in a dense school through the tank. The fish is very easy to maintain, completely peaceful and has no special demands regarding the water chemestry.
For our customers: the fish has code 283103 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer