Parambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)
Indian glassy fish
photo by Greco, F.M.

Family:  Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Max. size:  8.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 7 - 8; dH range: 9 - 19, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia (Ref. 4833) and Nepal (Ref. 9496).
Biology:  Found in sluggish and standing water. A common species proliferating in impoundments. Most abundant during the rainy season. Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 12693), worms and crustaceans (Ref. 7020). Breeds everywhere during the rains. Builds a nest and guards its young. Rare in markets and often found in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 21.10.19
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.08.96

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