Siamese Glassfish (Parambassis siamensis)
The Siamese Glassfish or Siam Glassfish is a captivating freshwater fish species known for its unique translucent body that showcases its internal organs, giving it a mesmerizing appearance. These small fish, which grow up to 2 inches in size, display a silver-grey coloration with an iridescent sheen.
Siamese Glassfish have a peaceful temperament and do best in a community aquarium with similarly-sized, non-aggressive tank mates. They are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 5-6 individuals to encourage their social behavior and create an attractive display.
A varied diet of high-quality flakes or pellets, supplemented with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms, will keep Siamese Glassfish healthy and thriving.
For tank habitat and care, Siamese Glassfish require a well-maintained aquarium with a minimum size of 20 gallons. However, a larger 30 gallons or more aquarium is recommended for a community setup. Create a planted tank with open swimming spaces and hiding spots using rocks, driftwood, and other decorations. A darker substrate will enhance their unique appearance.
Maintain water parameters within the following ranges: pH of 6.0-7.5, hardness between 5-15 dGH, and a temperature of 72-82°F (22-28°C).
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