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  • Glass / Ghost Catfish

Glass / Ghost Catfish


Glass Catfish Care

Scientific Name : Kryptopterus vitreolus

Common Names : Ghost Catfish, Glass Cat

Care Level : Moderate

Size : 2.5 - 3" (8 cm)

pH : 6 - 7

Temperature : 70 to 79°F (21 - 26°C)

Lifespan : 7-8 years

Origin / Habitat : Asia, Borneo

Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful, Timid. It should be kept in a school of at least 6. Will not bother tank mates and should be kept with other peaceful fish.

Breeding : Extremely difficult to spawn in the home aquarium. Very little records exist about the breeding of this fish in captivity.

Aquarium Size : 30 Gallons minimum

Tank Mates : Best kept with other peaceful tank mates and does better when kept in schools of 6 or more.

Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease - Diagnose, Symptoms and Treatment - Be sure to quarantine, as they are wild caught and often come in with parasites.

Diet / Fish Food : It can be slightly difficult to get them eating flakes and freeze dried foods. Supplement with live or frozen mysis, brine shrimp and daphnia.

Tank Region : Middle of tank, areas of water current

Gender : Sexing is unknown

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