Kryptopterus Bicirrhus

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Kryptopterus bicirrhus

Known also as the Glass Catfish this is one of the most nearly transparent fish kept by aquarists. Were it not for the opaque, silvery sac containing the internal organs, it would really be difficult to see the fish at all. Its skeleton is barely visible, but the flesh, from the intestines to the tail, is truly glasslike. When a light is held so as to shine through the body, it displays a wealth of prismatic colors. The fish maintains a constant rippling motion of the lower fin.

Easily fed on a diet of Daphnia, tubiflex, glassworms, and enchytracids. An easy going fish that is not bred. Water temperatures at 72-82 degrees.

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