Pictus Catfish

Other Pictus Catfish Names: Pictus Catfish, Spotted Pimelodus

Pictus Catfish Scientific Name: Pimelodus Pictus

Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus Pictus))

Temperature Range: 73°F-78°F
pH Range: 5.8-6.8
Hardness Range: 4-10°

Family: Pimelodidae

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: 20 gallons

Pictus Catfish Temperament: 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: Unknown

Determining Pictus Catfish Sex: Unknown

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Pictus Catfish Diseases: None other than those common to all tropical species.

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