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Ghost catfish - Kryptopterus minor

Ghost catfish - Kryptopterus minor

Scientific name: Kryptopterus minor

Common name: Ghost catfish

Family: Siluridae

Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 16°N (53.57 - 285.71ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Ghost catfish will accept commercial dried foods but seem to fare better when offered ample live or frozen foods. They will relish meals of daphnia, blood worms and brine shrimp.

Origin

Asia; Ghost catfish are native to the waterways of Borneo.

Sexing

There are no visible differences between the sexes.

Breeding

There are no reported cases of these breeding in the aquarium but in the wild they are believed to be egg scatterers.

Lifespan

The expected life span of Kryptopterus minor is 7-8 years.

Short description

Kryptopterus minor are a timid species so only keep them with other peaceful species. They prefer to be kept in small groups of at least 6 specimens and they prefer medium water current which they like to swim against. They are often confused with Kryptopterus Bichirris, but these tend to be a lot larger than the minor species.

Pictures

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