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Pictus Cat - Pimelodus pictus - Small

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The Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus) is one of the most popular and common catfish in its group. They have silver bodies covered with black spots on the body and fins along with the long barbels characteristic of the Pimelodus. They are very active and should not be kept with timid tankmates.

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.
Specifications
MPN
F90 0022 0009
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NamePictus Cat - Small
Scientific NamePimelodus pictus
OriginSouth America
Max Size (in inches)4.5
Community SafeYes, with larger fish only
pH Range5.8-6.8
DietCarnivore
Min Tank Size (in gallons)45
Temperature Range72-77
DifficultyModerate
Internal Id
20024

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews

Awsome

by

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

Sweet

by

The best fish

Dead...

by

Bought one of these on Saturday, didn't even last 4 hours. Disappointed

pictus catfish AMAZING

by

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!