Indian Glassfish (Parambassis Ranga)
Indian Glassfish, also known as Glass Fish, or Ghost Fish, are a unique and captivating freshwater species that can make a fascinating addition to your aquarium. These translucent fish are silver-grey in color with a hint of iridescence, which allows their internal organs to be visible, giving them a striking appearance.
The Indian Glassfish grows up to 3 inches in size and has a peaceful nature, making them compatible with other peaceful and semi-aggressive fish species. Keep these fish in schools of at least 5-6 individuals to encourage their social behavior and to create a visually appealing display.
With their shy and gentle nature, Indian Glassfish may be at risk when housed with aggressive fish species. As playful and adept swimmers, they are better suited to sharing a tank with small to medium-sized, non-aggressive fish. Suitable tank mates include small tetras, guppies, and white cloud mountain minnows.
Indian Glassfish are omnivorous and enjoy a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes or pellets, along with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.
In terms of tank habitat and care, the Indian Glassfish requires a well-maintained aquarium with a minimum size of 20 gallons. However, increase the aquarium to 40 gallons or more when they are kept in a community.
They thrive in a planted tank with some open swimming spaces, as well as rocks and driftwood for hiding spots. Using a darker substrate will highlight the unique aesthetic appeal of these fish. Ideal plants for Indian Glassfish are ones with longer stalks, such as Cabomba caroliniana, Hornwort, and Vallisneria.
The ideal water temperature ranges from 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C), with a pH of 6.5-7.5 and a water hardness ranging from soft to moderate between 5-19 dGH.
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