Dwarf Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus minor)
The Dwarf Glass Catfish is a beautiful, unique, and fascinating fish with a translucent body that captures the attention of aquarists and onlookers alike. Their nearly invisible appearance allows you to see their internal organs, which adds an extra element of wonder to any aquarium. Their transparent body and smaller size make them an interesting addition to nano aquariums.
Dwarf Glass Catfish are generally peaceful and shy in nature, making them great tank mates for other non-aggressive species. They grow to be around 2.5 inches in size and should be kept in a school of at least 5 to 6 individuals for their well-being.
Dwarf Glass Catfish are omnivorous and will readily accept a variety of foods, including live, frozen, and freeze-dried options like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms, as well as high-quality flake food. A well-rounded diet will help maintain their health and coloration.
A densely planted aquarium with a dark substrate and plenty of hiding spots is ideal for these fish. Creating natural hiding spots is easy with hardy, low-maintenance live plants such as Anubias Java Moss, Java Fern, and Cryptocoryne spp., which can help create a comfortable and natural environment for fish to thrive in.
A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended, while a larger community aquarium of 40 gallons or more would provide ample space for a mixed-species setup.
The water should be kept clean and well-filtered, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0, hardness between 5 and 12 dGH, and a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C).
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