Kryptopterus minor

79F
Explanation of the symbols

70F

Family : Siluridae
Origin : India, South-East Asia
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min.length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English name : Ghost Catfish
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium with fishes greater then 6 cm (2,5").  Smaller fishes are eaten, because they think it is food.  The aquarium should be setup with plants on the sides and background and a dark substrate.  In the middle there should be a lot of free swimming space.  A powerful filter is necessary.  Because they are very sensitive of fungus you can add some salt to the water.

They are omnivorous but they prefer small live food.

About breeding not much is known.

Photo Credit

Nathan Sudell

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