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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Glass Catfish

Picture of Glass Catfish
Common nameGlass catfish, Ghost catfish, Ghostfish
Scientific nameKryptopterus bicirrhis
SynonymsSilurus bicirrhis
SizeUp to 6" (15cm), but usually smaller.
OriginSoutheast Asia
Tank setupPlanted tank with open swimming spaces and moderate water flow.
CompatibilityPeaceful community fish.
Temperature21-26oC (70-79oF)
Water chemistryIdeally, fairly soft and slightly acidic (pH 6.2-7.0)
FeedingAn insectivore, its diet should include live foods such as Daphnia. May take flake.
SexingUnknown
BreedingNo detailed reports.
CommentsUnlike 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.


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