Other Pictus Catfish Names:
Pictus Catfish, Spotted Pimelodus
Pictus Catfish Scientific Name:
Pictus Catfish Temperament:
Species Type: South American Catfish
Pictus Catfish Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)
Pictus Catfish Life Expectancy: 8 years
Pictus Catfish Habitat: Colombia, South America
Pictus Catfish Minimum Tank Size:
Generally peaceful but may eat fish small enough to fit in its mouth. May become territorial with other bottom dwelling species.
Pictus Catfish Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - will eat most sinking foods.
Pictus Catfish Description:
One of the most popular catfish, it has a striking spotted pattern and long barbels. They are not aggressive, but avoid keeping with fish small enough to fit in in their mouths - They may not be there in the morning! Often feed in a somewhat frenzied scatty manner, which may alarm calmer fish. They are more active by day when kept as a small group. Do not use nets to catch these fish, as they have sharp spines which will become entangled.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Tetras, american cichlids, community
Pictus Catfish Breeding & Spawning:
Determining Pictus Catfish Sex:
Pictus Catfish Diseases:
None other than those common to all tropical species.
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