The Glass Fish is known from a variety of different sluggish or standing, heavily vegetated, lowland habitats - chiefly freshwater, but some mildly brackish - including inner estuaries, marshes, impoundments, lakes, rivers, and streams. The home aquarium should be mature, with a dark substrate and background and furnished with driftwood and plenty of plant cover - both rooted and floating - in order for these peaceful fish to feel secure and show their best colours. Filtration should be efficient, but water movement gentle, and small frequent water changes will help keep nitrate to a minimum. Glass Fish are gregarious and should be kept in large sized groups of 6 or more (10+ is better).
Synonyms Ambassis alta, A. barlovi, A. notatus, A. ranga, Chanda ranga, Pseudambassis notatus, P. ranga Distribution Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Introduced to Japan. Maximum Size 8cm (3.2") Temperature 20-30°C Water Parameters Freshwater or mildly brackish. pH: 6.8-8.0, dH: up to 25 degrees. Compatibility Community Lighting No special requirements Sexual Dimorphism Male fish develop subtle blue edging to the anal and dorsal fins, and tend to have a slightly more overall yellow colour to the body. Male fish also have a more pointed rear edge to the swim bladder, which is clearly visible in this transparent species. Feeding Frozen and live foods