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Glass Catfish

By Clint Norwood
 

Glass Catfish © Etrace

 
Species/genus:   Kryptopterus bicirrhis
 
Origin:   Indonesia
 
Temp:  70-78°F (21-25°C)
 
pH:   7 + -   dH:   Not critical
 
Temperament:   Shy and individuals do not fair well alone, needs a few companions of their own species to thrive.
 
Adult Size:   3in   (7.5cm)
 
Minimum Tank Size:   10 gallon
 
Feeding:   Prefers some live foods but will eat frozen foods and flakes.
 
Breeding:   Not known to spawn in captivity
 
Comments:   The glass catfish is named for it's completely clear body color. It is also an unusual catfish in that it swims in the midwater region of the aquarium, not on the bottom. It will school at times, and it must be stressed that this fish will die of lonliness without companions of it's own species.

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