Ghost catfish - Kryptopterus minor
Scientific name: Kryptopterus minor
Common name: Ghost catfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
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.
Asia; Ghost catfish are native to the waterways of Borneo.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
There are no reported cases of these breeding in the aquarium but in the wild they are believed to be egg scatterers.
The expected life span of Kryptopterus minor is 7-8 years.
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.
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