Pictus Cat - Pimelodus pictus - Small
Pimelodus catfish are active bottom feeders that will often be seen constantly scanning the bottom and using their long whisker-like barbels to investigate their surroundings. Their fins spines are very sharp and pointy, leaving these catfish vulnerable to getting stuck in nets.
They are not picky feeders and will usually accept frozen and fresh meaty foods as well as flakes and pellets. They are generally peaceful and can be kept with many larger fish but may prey on smaller fish and invertebrates. Care should be taken not to overfeed these fish. They have a great personality and often will learn to recognize the aquarist and will swim eagerly to the front in hopes of getting more food.
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|Common Name||Pictus Cat - Small|
|Scientific Name||Pimelodus pictus|
|Max Size (in inches)||4.5|
|Community Safe||Yes, with larger fish only|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||45|
|Armed Forces Americas|
|Armed Forces Europe|
|Armed Forces Pacific|
Ratings & Reviews
There fun very active just make sure you don't change the filter and vacuum out the tank that's how my first one died
by Pictuscat 7
The best fish
Bought one of these on Saturday, didn't even last 4 hours. Disappointed
pictus catfish AMAZING
Amazing and talnted. they don,t hide as they muture and glide along the bottom like a sting ray! my 2 doe eat rosy reds so beware the predetor!