Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus Bicirrhus)

Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus Bicirrhus)

The glass catfish is an oddity from Malaya.

The body is truly transparent. The skeleton is very effortlessly seen. If it had been not for the silvery sac containing the internal organs, it would be challenging indeed to find the fish in any aquarium.

An additional interesting feature is the long anal fin which occupies most of the ventral surface of the body. This fin has a wavy action not unlike a thin reed in rapidly flowing water. The two barbels, which are comparatively long, hang from the upper lip. Fully grown specimens in the aquarium rarely exceed 2-3 inches.

Glass catfish should be fed mainly with live food, but they'll eat a small quantity of dried food. They're very happy in a community tank at a temperature of 72° - 82° F once they've turn out to be acclimatised.

Their breeding habits are unknown.

Fish Details
Name: 
Glass Catfish
Scientific Name: 
Kryptopterus Bicirrhus
Average Temperature: 
75° F
Reproduction: 
Oviparous
Natural Location: 
Siam, Dutch East Indies
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