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Parambassis ranga
Indian Glassfish, Glassy Fish, Chanda Ranga

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Name: Parambassis ranga
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: India to Thailand
8 cm 80 L 7.5 25C


Indian Glassfish are interesting fish. I bought a trio of them and added them to my 68 L tank which contained 6 Neon Tetras, 3 Corydoras, 1 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami, 1 Dwarf Butterfly Plecostomus, and 1 Red Crowntail Betta. They hid in the plants along the back wall a lot at first and wouldn't eat any of the flakes I gave them until after a couple months. One of them died, maybe from lack of salt, so I started adding salt monthly. The other two survived about a year longer then pined away. After the 1 glassfish died the other two always hung out with the betta, followed him everywhere.

Contributed by Henry Andrus

Indian Glassfish should always be kept in a shoal of no less than 8 - a shoal of 12-18 is even better. They are a shy species and the more there are, the more confident they become. It is unfair to keep shoaling fish alone or with a small number of them - they will not be happy and will probably die.

Contributed by Julie Brader

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