Glass Catfish - Kryptopterus minor
Glass cats are timid schooling fish, and must be kept in groups of at least six fish in order for them to feel secure. They rarely do well when kept in small groups or singly, as such a situation is very stressful. These fish benefit from having a heavily planted environment because the plants provide shelter.
Glass cats are not strong swimmers, and so should not be kept in tanks with high currents. Glass cats are also very sensitive to water quality, and will succumb to disease quickly if the water is not kept clean. It is important to do small frequent water changes in order to keep these fish healthy.
|Common Name||Glass Catfish|
|Scientific Name||Kryptopterus minor|
|Max Size (in inches)||3|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||20|
Ratings & Reviews
Very cute and interesting
I have 2 in a 10 gallon and they are so cute. They come out to eat and it is so funny!
These guys are adorable! They are very interesting fish to add a community aquarium, a couple things you should know is they are most active when the aquarium light goes off and kind of hide away in the day. Also keep them in a school of 5 or larger they get very stressed when they don't have others around them.