Siamese Glassfish (Parambassis siamensis)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
5.1-6.1cm (2-2.4 ")
6.5 - 7.5
22.2-27.2°C (72 -81 °F)
- Siamese Glassfish
Additional scientific names
- Chanda siamensis, Ambassis siamensis, Chanda punctulata
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to visually sex this fish. Mature females may have eggs visible in their bellies when in breeding condition.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- This is a peaceful and relatively shy shoaling fish. Should be kept in groups of at least 6 with similar sized peaceful fish such as Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish and Cherry Barbs.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Should accept most foods including pellet and flake food as well as live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Requires a mature tank with dark substrate and dense planting, floating plants are beneficial as they do not like bright lighting. It is a true freshwater fish unlike it's cousin, Parambassis ranga.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful shoaling fish. Males can be territorial and chase one another, but it rarely results in any injuries. A big shoal should avoid any problems.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- An oval-shaped fish with an almost transparent body with spine and stomach visible. The fins are also transparent. Can be mis-sold as Parambassis ranga.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )