Glass Catfish - Kryptopterus bicirrhis
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Discover Transparency with the Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis): A Captivating Aquatic Wonder
Experience the allure of transparency with the Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis), a unique and captivating freshwater fish that adds a touch of intrigue to your home aquarium. Renowned for its translucent body and graceful movements, this species is a popular choice among aquarists aiming to create a visually captivating and dynamic aquatic environment. These fascinating catfish can be found in Thailand in the rivers that feed the Gulf of Thailand. They grow to a maximum size of 4-6 inches, and can live as many as 8 years.
1. Crystal-Clear Transparency: The Glass Catfish is named for its remarkable transparent body, allowing you to witness its internal anatomy, adding a fascinating and awe-inspiring aspect to your aquarium.
2. Graceful & Shoaling Behavior: Glass Catfish exhibit a graceful and shoaling behavior, often swimming in groups for safety and companionship. Their delicate movements through the water create a serene and captivating aquatic display.
3. Low Maintenance: Perfect for both novices and experienced aquarists, Glass Catfish are relatively easy to care for. They adapt well to a variety of tank conditions and thrive with standard freshwater aquarium care.
4. Ideal for Community Tanks: Glass Catfish are peaceful and get along well with a variety of non-aggressive community fish. They are a perfect addition to a well-maintained, peaceful aquarium setup.
5. Unique Aesthetic Appeal: Their clear and slender bodies, combined with the contrast of their internal organs, make the Glass Catfish a visually unique and appealing addition to any aquatic setting.
Tank Size: A minimum of a 20-gallon tank is recommended to provide ample space for a school of Glass Catfish.
Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 73-79°F (23-26°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.5).
Diet: Glass Catfish are omnivorous, feeding on a diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, frozen or live foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp.
Compatibility: Glass Catfish are peaceful and thrive in a community aquarium with other non-aggressive fish species.