Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics © Sean Evans
|Common name:||Glass catfish, Ghost catfish, Ghostfish|
|Scientific name:||Kryptopterus bicirrhis|
|Size:||Up to 6" (15cm), but usually smaller.|
|Tank setup:||Planted tank with open swimming spaces and moderate water flow.|
|Compatibility:||Peaceful community fish.|
|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.|
|Breeding:||No detailed reports.|
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.