pictus catfish
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Catfish » pictus catfish

pictus catfish

This is a discussion on pictus catfish within the Catfish forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> anyone know anything about pictus catfish? went to my local fish shop to buy gravel, plants etc for my new tank and fell in ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Bristlenose Pleco
Bristlenose Pleco
Clown Pleco
Clown Pleco
Reply
Old 03-07-2007, 11:51 AM   #1
 
Falina's Avatar
 
pictus catfish

anyone know anything about pictus catfish? went to my local fish shop to buy gravel, plants etc for my new tank and fell in love with one, but id obviously like to know more before definitely getting him. the fish shop owner said he shouldnt grow any bigger than 5 or 6" is this right? ive got a 30g tank so if thats right that should be plenty room for him aye?
Falina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 02:40 AM   #2
 
xingumike's Avatar
 
whats the footprint of the tank? i would probably say not tbh.

they like to be in groups (although can be kept singly) and are very very active (my gf has one in a 4 foot set up and i still dont know if it has enought room to swim). What other fish have you in there? For two reasons, one it will outcompete pretty much anything in there for food, they are lighting quick and secondly smaller fish will be a target as soon as they can fit in the pictus' mouth.
xingumike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 04:32 AM   #3
 
Falina's Avatar
 
800 x 350 x 450 mm. gutted if theres not enough room for him but glad i asked because like i said i was worried the fish store just wanted a sale. theres no other fish in it just now because its just new and im running it for a couple of weeks before anything goes in it. the fish i was considering (though clearly not all of them, just some thoughts just now):

black widow tetras
cories
sailfin mollies
swordtails
angel fish (though i think they might outgrow if so this isnt likely)
a common pleco (only 2" just now, this wont be his permanent home)

these are just some thoguhts at the moment. im not yet decided and am open to suggestion. are there any other catfish youd recommend then if hes too big?

30 british gallons = 38 american gallons i THINK btw just in case that makes a difference (hopeful thinking i guess though)
Falina is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red around the mouth on a pictus catfish garyk19 Tropical Fish Diseases 12 10-26-2009 04:22 AM
Problems with Pictus Catfish Majolica Tropical Fish Diseases 5 10-06-2009 11:56 AM
Pictus Catfish bigk_54 Catfish 3 05-09-2009 06:15 AM
Pictus Catfish Blade Catfish 2 07-11-2007 11:19 PM
pictus catfish?? Firebelly girrl Catfish 8 03-24-2007 07:55 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:20 AM.