Thailand Glass Catfish
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Thailand Glass Catfish, also known as Kryptopterus bicirrhis, a mesmerizing and captivating addition to your freshwater aquarium. With its translucent body and graceful movements, this unique species adds an ethereal beauty to any aquascape. Originating from the rivers of Southeast Asia, the Thailand Glass Catfish is prized for its peaceful nature and striking appearance. Perfect for aquarists of all levels, these transparent beauties create a stunning visual display as they glide gracefully through the water. Elevate the elegance of your aquatic world with the Thailand Glass Catfish today.

Care Guide: Follow these care guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of your Thailand Glass Catfish:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Provide a spacious aquarium with plenty of swimming space and hiding spots.
  • Use a fine sand substrate to mimic their natural habitat and prevent injury to their delicate barbels.
  • Include driftwood, rocks, and live plants to create a naturalistic environment.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the pH level between 6.5-7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Aim for moderate hardness with a range of 5-15 dGH.


  • Thailand Glass Catfish are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods.
  • Offer them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
  • Supplement their diet with algae wafers or blanched vegetables such as zucchini or cucumber.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • Thailand Glass Catfish are peaceful and social fish that should be kept in groups of six or more individuals.
  • They are compatible with a wide range of peaceful tankmates, including small to medium-sized community fish and invertebrates.
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species.


  • Perform regular water changes of 10-20% every week to maintain water quality and remove debris.
  • Use a gentle aquarium sponge or brush to clean algae growth from tank surfaces.
  • Monitor water parameters regularly using test kits and adjust as needed.


  • Breeding Thailand Glass Catfish in captivity is challenging and rarely achieved.
  • Provide them with optimal water conditions and a varied diet to encourage spawning.
  • Consider setting up a separate breeding tank with fine-leaved plants and dim lighting for egg deposition.

Note: Thailand Glass Catfish are a captivating and elegant species that make a beautiful addition to any freshwater aquarium. With their translucent bodies and peaceful demeanor, they add a touch of grace and tranquility to any aquascape. Provide them with a well-maintained environment and a varied diet, and they will reward you with their stunning presence and gentle nature.

Experience the beauty of the Thailand Glass Catfish in your aquarium today. Order now and add a touch of elegance and serenity to your aquatic world.



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