Ghostly, or glass, catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) is a very fish. Her diamond-shaped body is completely transparent. The internal structure of the fish is clearly visible: two dark stripes of the spine, compactly located brain and air bubble; clearly visible pulsating heart.
The transparency of the fish is explained, apparently, by the lack of pigment in the skin. The snout of the catfish glass is equipped with one pair of long transparent tactile tendrils, which are in constant motion. A large, crescent-shaped, completely clean, transparent anal fin starts from the head and comes almost to the tail.
He makes wave-like movements even when the fish is held in place. The dorsal fin is very small.
Well developed tail fin forked. Photos of catfish glass can be seen on the right.
The length of the catfish glass is not more than 15 centimeters. The fish is scarecrow, but it can be kept in the general aquarium, provided that other inhabitants are non-aggressive. Sex differences are weak.
In captivity has not yet multiplied. Catfish glass is nocturnal. It can stay in place in the water column for a long time, making frequent wavy movements with its fins.
Likes to retreat to the thicket of plants. Catfish is omnivorous, has a good appetite and takes food in all layers of water, both during the day and at night.
Interesting and the manner of this fish swim and keep in the water column – at an angle of about 30 degrees head up.
You can buy catfish glass in a specialized nursery. The price of catfish glass fry can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of catfish glass can be found in the species and breeds section.