Glass Catfish Tropical Fish Information

Kryptopterus bicirrhis
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
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Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis)

Glass Catfish Tropical Fish Learn all about the Glass Catfish's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Glass Catfish is the right fish for your aquarium.

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

Glass Catfish Facts

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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