Siamese Glassfish (Parambassis siamensis)

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Siamese Glassfish

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Siamese Glassfish

Parambassis siamensis

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-6.1cm (2-2.4 ")




6.5 - 7.5

22.2-27.2°C (72 -81 °F)

8-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

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.

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