The Tropical Tank Homepage
Article Library Fish Index Tank Setups Forum Links
 
Fish Index:
Anabantids
Catfish
Characins
Cichlids
Cypriniformes
Livebearers
Rainbowfish
Misc FW
Brackish
Shrimp
A-Z list by
Common name
A-Z list by
Scientific name
 

What's New:

What's New in the Fish Index

Three new Puffer profiles.

All Updates

 
Site Map
Email
About this site
 
Find The Tropical Tank on Facebook Follow The Tropical Tank on Twitter
 

Enjoyed this site?

AquaRank.com
Vote for it and
visit other ranked
aquarium sites...

 
 


Glass catfish



Picture of Glass Catfish

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics © Sean Evans

Common name:Glass catfish, Ghost catfish, Ghostfish
Scientific name:Kryptopterus bicirrhis
Synonyms:Silurus bicirrhis
Size:Up to 6" (15cm), but usually smaller.
Origin:Southeast Asia
Tank setup:Planted tank with open swimming spaces and moderate water flow.
Compatibility:Peaceful community fish.
Temperature:21-26oC (70-79oF)
Water chemistry:Ideally, fairly soft and slightly acidic (pH 6.2-7.0).
Feeding:An insectivore, its diet should include live foods such as Daphnia. May take flake.
Sexing:Unknown
Breeding:No detailed reports.
Comments: Unlike most catfish, the glass catfish is a mid-water shoaling fish, and should always be kept as a group. It may be difficult to acclimatise initially, and close attention should be paid to water quality.

 

 

Google
 
[Home] [Article Library] [Fish Index] [Tank Setups] [Forum] [Site Map]
 
 

The Tropical Tank Copyright © 2000-2017 Sean Evans This website was last updated on 14th May 2017