Glass catfish Information & Care

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Fish Type Egg-laying
Fish Family Catfish
Common Name Glass catfish
Scientific Name Kryptopterus bicirrhis

The Glass Catfish or Ghost Fish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) is a transparent freshwater aquarium fish. Body lengths can range up to 15 centimetres (6 inches), but are usually less in aquarium specimens.

Native to Southeast Asia, these catfish prefer tanks with open swimming areas with a moderate current, and planted areas to provide shelter. Timid fish, they should always be kept as a group, and can be kept with other fish species of similar size and temperament. Glass Catfish are highly sensitive to changes in water quality and pH.

The fish have a reputation for being finicky eaters; they prefer live food such as mosquito larvae, but can be weaned to flake food with time.

They are different from other catfish because they live in the mid - upper reigion of the body of water. They are transparent and most of their gut is located near the head.