Originally Posted by Betta Slave
I probably won't put any in with my bettas, as I like them just the way they are, but I'm just curious- can glass catfish live with bettas? 10 gallons? 20 gallons? They are such cute little guys.
Edit- Yay! Senior member :D Haha, okay, I'm good. XD
There are reportedly two varieties of Glass cats.
Kryptopterus Minor averages 2.5 inches while Kryptopterus bichirris can reach 6.5 inches which would require a minimum 55 gal.
They are extremely sensitive fish with respect to water quality and medications ,ESPECIALLY salt. They also do poorly in stagnant water (no movement), as do most catfish.
Ideal tank would be mature tank of three months or longer, with healthy biological filter and thirty gal minimum for the smaller variety with moderate current.
Few of these fish last very long if kept otherwise.