Glass Fish
Alternative Name(s): Indian Glass Fish - Ghost Fish
Scientific Name(s): Parambassis ranga (Formerly Chanda ranga)
Category: Tropical
Maximum Size: 8cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 60 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 24"
Water Temperature Range: 20-30°C
Water pH Range: 6.5-8.0
Water Hardness Range: 8-20 dGH

General Information: These lovely little fish should be kept in a shoal of six or more to keep them happy and see them at their best. Their transparent bodies mean that the internal structure is clearly visible making them an interesting addition to the aquarium.
Tank Requirements: These fish are quite nervous and using a dark substrate together with areas of heavy planting for cover will give the opportunity to see them looking their best.
Diet Requirements: Unfussy feeder and will eat most foods offered. Live and frozen livefoods including bloodworm, glass worm, brine shrimp and mysis shrimp are relished.
Compatibility: A shy, peaceful fish who should be kept with non-aggressive companions.
Recommendations: DO NOT buy any coloured versions of these fish; this simply means they have been cruely injected with dye and the mortality rate in such fish is huge. Can be kept in slightly brackish water.
Common Problems: In the wild the Glassfish can be found in varying conditions from slightly soft and acidic water right up to brackish conditions. When purchasing try to ascertain the conditions they have originated from and match them.
Similar Species:
Sexing: Males have a blueish edge to their anal and dorsal fins.
Breeding: Not easy, but not impossible. A large water change with fresh water can trigger the females to lay their eggs on the plants. Eggs are prone to fungus so parents should be removed and eggs treated.
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