African glass catfish
African glass catfish (Physailia pellucida) belongs to the order Catfish (Siluriformes), the family of Shilbovy catfish.
In length, catfish reaches up to 15 cm, however, in a small aquarium, the limit is 8-10 cm.
Very similar to the Indian glass catfish. The distinctive features of the African species are the black stripes along the body, as well as the presence of active fat fin. In addition, the African counterpart has four, not two pairs of antennae, like the Indian catfish.
In nature, the main diet for them is plankton, as well as small crustaceans, if the catfish is contained in the aquarium, then it should be fed live or frozen food, but if it is not possible, then it will not disdain dry food.
Maintenance and care
The preferred water temperature is 25-28 degrees, in moderate light. Light artificial flow and dense vegetation are welcome. In the afternoon, catfish love to lie low or hide in shelter. In terms of content, the species belongs to medium complexity.
In an artificial environment, African catfish does not breed, although this is a flocking species, so it will not refuse the company.