Catfish | Pictus Catfish

Catfish | Pictus Catfish

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Scientific Name: Pimelodus pictus

Common Name: Pictus Catfish, Pictus Cat

Size: Up to 5 inches

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • pH 6 - 8
  • Temperature : 71°F - 77°F
  • Water Hardness: 5° to 18°

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


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