Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis)

Glass catfish

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

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

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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