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Scientific Name: Pimelodus pictus
Common Name: Pictus Catfish, Pictus Cat
Size: Up to 5 inches
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Lifespan: 5 years
Origin / Habitat: South America, Amazon and Orinoco River basins
Temperament / Behavior: They are very active but not all that aggressive and can be kept with similar sized tank mates. May eat smaller tetras.
Aquarium Size: 55 gallons or larger given that they are active swimmers.
Diet / Foods: A good tropical flake food or catfish pellet food, sinking wafers. Add in some live or thawed brine shrimp or blood worms from time to time.
Gender: Females that are the same age as males are larger.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart