This family of catfish are in the main, midwater
swimmers, and are commonly known as glass catfishes
due to some of them having transparent bodies
They can sometimes be confused with the Siluridae
family but the Silurids do not possess an adipose
fin and their dorsals are usually very small.
4 pairs of barbels with the anal fin being very
easy to keep in the aquarium as the vast majority
will accept flake food.