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Pictis Normally Bossy?
Old 03-11-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
 
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Pictis Normally Bossy?

ok my pictis catfish has started to boss around my bichirs... even though they are the same length the pictis is much more robust and pushes them out of the way for anything it wants or even just when its swimming (especially when the frozen brine shrimp hit the bottom the bichir will eat together but the pictis has to have it all for himself he actually pushed my normal senegal up to the top of the tank and the bichir stayed there) im wondering if this will happen when the roles are reversed. (when he becomes the tiny tim in the tank)
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
 
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Pictus's are very eager eaters. I thnk they would still get their share even when dwarfed by the bichirs, but this is just my thoguhts, not my experience as I have kept pictus before, but not a bichir.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
 
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the bichirs are very melow and have only seen one sign of aggression from my (smaller) albino towards the normal. Even then it was pushing him out of the albino's faverite hiding hole. eh i guess it worried me because when my pictis wants something he wants something (he was dashing about over the brine shrimp like someone from a mental hospital forgeting their meds )
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:22 AM   #4
 
I have the same type of thing going on with my pictus. He never hurts anything but he will smash into them if they are in the way of one of his flakes. But the other fish have learned and if they see him coming they get out of the way. But it is just during feeding time and i never see him chasing after anything else. I even have ghost shrimp in the tank and the pictus surprisingly hasn't eaten them.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:41 PM   #5
 
It's natural to be a bit hostile at feeding time. Sometimes when I'm out to eat and the waitress reaches
over my shoulder to get my empty glass for a refill, I'll let out a low growl. It's all about instinct. So as long as it's
only happening during the feed, I wouldn't worry about it. They will learn quickly to respect each other and all will be well.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:20 PM   #6
 
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Sometimes when I'm out to eat and the waitress reaches
over my shoulder to get my empty glass for a refill, I'll let out a low growl.
LMAO @ Flamingcod you funny one
Aye guys how large do Pictus catfish get?
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