If you’re looking for a fish to add an element of surprise to your tank, look no further than the Glass Catfish. After one look at these transparent fish it is clear why they have become so popular in the aquarium hobby.Their clear bodies have been catching the attention of aquarists of all levels since they were introduced.
Originally, these fish are from South East Asia, they are at home in vegetated tanks full of peaceful fish like Tetras. This setting reflects their natural habitat and creates a calm environment that mirrors their calm nature.If you are thinking about adding these unique fish to your aquarium, this complete guide will take you through how to care for them, ideal tank mates, tank requirements, breeding and much more…
The Glass Catfish has many names including Ghost Catfish or Phantom Catfish. All of these are common names that apply to several different species of skeleton catfish.Initially the most popular species of this family was known as the Kryptopterus bicirrhis. However it was concluded that this was a misidentification and as such the popular species for aquariums are now known as Kryptopterus vitreolus.The older title of Kryptopterus bicirrhis is reserved for the larger and more aggressive Glass Catfish.
- Species -Kryptopterus bicirrhis
- Common Name – Glass Catfish, Ghost Catfish, Phantom Catfish
- Origin – Asia: central Thailand
- Diet – Omnivore
- PH Range – 4.0 – 7.0
- Temperature – Tropical 20-26°c
- Size – Grows to approximately 10cm
- Sex – Un-sexed