Glass Catfish
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 10cm
Max size 14cm
Tank Area Middle, top
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number 6
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Glass Catfish Kryptopterus bicirrhis
  • Glass Catfish Kryptopterus bicirrhis - thumbnail
  • Glass Catfish Kryptopterus bicirrhis - thumbnail

Glass Catfish

Kryptopterus bicirrhis

The Glass Catfish provides an instant attraction as 'something different' due to its virtually see-through body. In the aquarium the Glass Catfish is a timid and sensitive fish that is best mixed with other peaceful, small fish. Good water quality is essential and the fish prefer an open swimming area with flowing water, and a few hiding spots. Glass Catfish must be kept in groups and 6 is a recommended minimum, individuals or smaller numbers will become distressed. There are a number of closely related species in the Kryptopterus family, which may all be sold under the name Glass or Ghost catfish

Family Siluridae (Sheatfishes) | Synonyms Silurus bicirrhis, Cryptopterus bicirrhis, Kryptopterus minor | Other names Ghost Catfish, Ghostfish | Origin Asia; Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to hard | Natural Habitat Fast flowing areas of large rivers

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