Glass X-Ray Catfish


    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

Sale price£6.99


Glass Catfish

Kryptopterus bicirrhis and Kryptopterus vitreolus, also known as ghost, glass, phantom or x-ray catfish, are transparent catfish with two long barbels, most of their organs are near the head and its heart can be seen beating. Not only does this look amazing, it also provides quite a bit of camouflage from predators. The Glass Catfish feeds on algae and shoals in small groups.

From the family Siluridae, the glass catfish is an active mid-level swimmer of calm temperament, and will thrive in well-planted community aquariums.

Approx. size: 2-3"
Maximum size: 5"
Origin: Thailand
Ideal number kept together: 5+

Water conditions
pH: 6.0–7.5
Hardness: KH 8-12
Water flow: moderate
Temperature: 24–28 °C

Ease of care
Easy/moderate. Very hardy but a little jittery.

Omnivore - The main food we recommend would be small algae pellets. Mixing in some live or frozen brine, or other fresh alternatives can help enhance their health.

Community with other peaceful fish such as Swordtails, Mollies, Danios and White Cloud Mountain Minnows. Will shoal in larger aquariums - ideally 150 litres capacity or more. Not recommended to be kept with large or aggressive fish such as Cichlids and Oscars.

Egg layers during rainy seasons, wild species, not known to be bred in mainstream captivity.

Life Span
They can live to 8 years in perfect conditions.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

Please see our full delivery information page and terms and conditions for detailed information on shipping policies and zones

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