Glass catfish

In western Borneo, where they are sympatric, both K.

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The Glass catfish lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Asian glass catfishes (Kryptopterus) or the African glass catfishes (Parailia). More

We can safely say glass catfish travel in schools. Origin. Glass catfish come from a warm region of the planet. Many intriguing and popular fishes come from S.E. Asia. So, you want to keep yours warm. Latin Name. More

The Glass Catfish is virtually transparent, and aquarium watchers delight in spotting a ghostly school of them weaving among the plantings extending their long, feeler-like barbels. More

Glass Catfish - Aaron Norman Other Catfishs » Glass Catfish Stats Scientific Name: Kryptopterus bicirrhis Family: Siluridae Size: 2½ inches Temperature: 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit More

Glass catfish are very sensitive to a high change in pH, and are hard to feed unless they are kept is shoals of at least six. It is impossible to tell a male from a female, but it is quite easy to tell K. minor from K. More

The Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) is an Asian glass catfish of the genus Kryptopterus. Until 1989, it included its smaller relative the Ghost Catfish, now known as K. minor. More

The glass catfish's placid nature makes it perfect for community aquariums. Choose other fish that will enjoy a planted tank and provide such an environment. More

The glass catfish is named for it's completely clear body colour. It is also an unusual catfish in that it swims in the midwater region of the aquarium, as do the Dubawi catfish. More

The Schilbeidae or Glass Catfish Family is found throughout Africa and Asia and includes the genera Eutropiellus, Parailia, and Schilbe. About 45 species are included in this family. More

Without a doubt, the Glass Catfish is an oddball fish that will catch the eye of anyone looking into an aquarium containing it. There are many types of "Glass Catfish" and the two types that are most easily confused are Kryptopterus Minor and Kryptopterus Bichirris. More

The Glass Catfish is an excellent beginner fish. Glass Catfish are hearty and active, eat well, and have an obviously clear body. This "clear bodied" feature allows a clear view of their skeletal structure, and is, therefore, an excellent learning tool. More

Tropical Fish - Glass Catfish at Tyne Valley Aquatics ( near Newcastle )Added to Quicklist0:35Tropical Fish - Glass Catfish at Tyne Valley Aq... More

The African Glass Catfish has a long anal fin that is deeply forked. Its eyes are large while the mouth is small. The fins are transparent. SIZE: To 3. More

that the glass catfish has been misidentified for a long time now as Kryptopterus bicirrhis, this fish grows much larger (up to 245mm) and has more rays in its anal fin. More

It’s easy to tell when a glass catfish is ill, stressed, or dead: it turns milky white. Keep glass cats healthy by maintaining a clean aquarium. More

Glass Catfish 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Glass Catfish = Glass Catfish Kryptopterus bicirrhis is one of the most unique fish available to aquarium hobbyists. More

Glass CatfishThe Glass Catfish is scaleless and very strongly compressed, and the backbone and other internal organs are clearly visible. In fact, the Glass Catfish is one of the most transparent of all tropical fishes. More

Glass catfish:Kryptopterus bicirrhis - Family - * Siluridae Origin - More

refer to the Glass Catfish as lais limpok. In Cambodia, where it is known as trey kes prak, the Khmer people use the Ghost Catfish as a key ingredient in the fine fish condiment prahoc. The main difference to K. More

Glass catfish are one of the most unusual of an unusual bunch. You can see right through them. I started with a trio of these fish. More

Glass catfishes grow to about 4 inches or 10 cm in length. They have 2 barbels on the upper part of their mouth and have iridescent, scaleless bodies. They are peaceful fish and can be kept in a community tank as long as their tankmates are peaceful. More

Three Striped African Glass Catfish is a popular community aquarium choice as it is much more visible than most other catfish. These fish are silver with three black horizontal stripes and rarely grow over three inches in length. More

Unlike 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, and close attention should be paid to water quality. More

The glass catfish is not for the beginner, as it is a very delicate species. More

Although popular, the Glass Catfish, which grows to four inches, is not as hardy as many other aquarium fish. It must be kept in a group in a spacious tank with subdued lighting. More

Common names

Asiatischer Glaswels in German (Deutsch)
Cam kedibalığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Ghost fish in English
ghostfish in English
ghostfish in Unknown
Glasmal in Swedish (Svenska)
Glass catfish in English
indian glass wels in English
indian glass wels in Unknown
Indischer Glaswels in German (Deutsch)
Indisk glasmalle in Danish (dansk)
Indisk glassmalle in Norwegian (Norsk)
Lais limpok in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Lais tipis in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Lasimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pa pi kai in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa pi kai in Laotian
Peixe-gato de vidro in Portuguese (Português)
Pla kang pra ruong in Thai (ไทย)
Pla kra jok in Thai (ไทย)
Pla pe sard in Thai (ไทย)
Pla pee sard in Thai (ไทย)
Pla phee in Thai (ไทย)
Pra ruong in Thai (ไทย)
Steklyannyi som in Russian (русский язык)
Sumik szklisty in Polish (polski)
Sundanlasimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Trey kes prak in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
ปลากระจก in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาก้างพระร่วง in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาปีศาจ in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาผี in Thai (ไทย)
双须缺鳍鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
雙鬚缺鰭鯰 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Siluridae
Genus : Kryptopterus
Species : Kryptopterus bicirrhis
Authority : Valenciennes, 1840