Bristlenose catfish (Ancistrus dolichopterus)

Bristlenose catfish (Ancistrus dolichopterus) is one of the most spread species in the family Loricariidae, it’s a very popular tank fish. Both beginners and experienced aquarists know about it and keep it.

Ancistrus has caught such close interest due to its features: the fish is called a “tank cleaner”, it’s easy in care, its behavior is quite extraordinary, its cupule-mouth structure makes it remarkably different from a number of other fishes.


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Glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis)

Glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) — is a kind of freshwater ray-finned fishes of catfish family that inhabit in South-Eastern Asia. The first thing that catches the eye when you see this fish is how transparent it is – you can clearly see its visceras and spine.

So, it becomes quite clear why this fish is called a glass one. Glass catfish are rather sensitive to their tank water parameters change and it should be put only into a settled tank with low nitrates level.

Besides, the fish is rather timid and sensitive one, so it should be kept only in a school and with some peaceful tank mates.

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