African Glass Catfish (Pareutropius Debauwi)
The African Glass Catfish or Debauwi Catfish is a fascinating freshwater fish known for its slender, translucent body and graceful swimming style. Sporting a silver-grey coloration with hints of iridescence, these fish have a unique appearance that captivates aquarium enthusiasts.
African Glass Catfish reach an adult size of around 3.5 inches and have a peaceful temperament, making them compatible with other non-aggressive tank mates. For their well-being and to encourage natural behaviors, it is best to keep them in schools of at least 5-6 individuals.
These fish are carnivorous and prefer a diet consisting of small live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, bloodworms, and high-quality carnivore pellets.
In terms of tank habitat and care, African Glass Catfish require a well-maintained aquarium with a minimum size of 30 gallons. A tank of 50 gallons or more is ideal for a community setting. They thrive in a densely planted tank with plenty of hiding spots among rocks, driftwood, and other aquarium decorations. A sandy substrate and dimmed lighting will help mimic their natural habitat and keep them feeling comfortable.
The ideal water parameters for African Glass Catfish are a temperature range of 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C), a pH of 6.0-7.5, and water hardness between 5-15 dGH.
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