- Scientific name: Pseudambassis ranga
- Synonyms: Chanda ranga, Ambassis alta, Ambassis barlovi, Ambassis notatus, Ambassis ranga, Parambassis ranga, Pseudambassis notatus
- Common name: Indian glass perch, Indian glass fish, Glass fish
- Group: Brackish fishes
- Habitat: Asia; India, Birmaniea, Thailand.
- Size: 5 cm
- Biotope: In fresh and brackish water.
- Social behavior: A peaceful, schooling fish that can be kept in a community tank with other calm fish thatcan tolerate the addition of salt.The Glass Fish is timid and easily frightened. Males may be territorial during spawningseason.
- Diet: Live, insect larvae, insects, worms, brine shrimp, flakes
- Breeding: Breeding is not especially difficult, although rearing the young proves to be a challenge.
- Tank: Minimum 90 litres
- Population: 7-8 fishes for 90 litres
- Decoration: Providehiding places with caves, roots, rocks, and wood.The tank should be well-planted with plants that can tolerate the additionof salt.Place the tank in a way so that it receives morning sunlight.
- Temperature: 20-26 °C
- pH: 7,3-7,5
- Hardness: 8,4-14NK°
- Salinity: 1-20%
- Lifespan: 5-6 years
Description: The Glass Fish is laterally compressed and somewhat oval. The forehead is indented and the backis arched.Two separate dorsal fins are present and the anal fin is long. In reflected light, the transparentbody has an amber to green iridescence.The fins are transparent. The body coloring depends on the area wherethe fish is found, some having more body pigment than others.
Males have more yellow color and an iridescent blue fringe on their dorsal fins duringspawning season. The swim bladder in the male is pointed.
An increase of temperature, the addition of fresh water, and the rising sun all help trigger spawning.The males lays 4-6 eggs per pairing until a total of 150-200 eggs are laid. Courtshipoccurs in an upside-down manner.Eggs are laid among plants, and float, adhering to leaves, stems, floating plants, andsome reaching the surface.The parents ignore the small eggs which are very susceptible to fungus. The eggs hatchin 20-24 hours and the fry hang from vertically from plants for 3-4 days. The fry are difficult to raise, for theydo not chase food.Try using small nauplii in high concentrations in a tank with good circulation. Frywill only eat what food passes directly in front of their mouth. The fry remain in a school.