Glass Catfish

Kryptopterus bicirrhis Family Siluridae.

Distribution Indochina and Indonesia. Description Shape: very compressed sides, short body cavity, long caudal peduncle. Dorsal fin consists of a single ray: anal fin very long, but separated from t deeply cleft caudal fin, whose lower lobe is longer than the upper. One pair of very long barbels on the upper jaw Color . transparent, even when mature, sometimes with s rainbow-colored metallic sheen. S/>e. up to 4 in (10crr Sexual differences: unknown.

Environment Temperature: 68-77'F (20-25 °C: pH 6.5-7.5 Water hardness: medium hard for pre? erence, but not important. Furnishings: roomy, not-too-deep tank, about half planted.

Feeding Live food should not be too large. Cereals are taken only occasionally.

Biology Behavior: schooling fish which swims con stantly but rather slowly and needs water plants for rest Reproduction unknown. Social life: single specimens do not live long. Compatibility: do not keep with fast swimmers.

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