12-09-2010, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
If you noticed, the fish names in your posts are shaded; this means we have a profile on this species in our Tropical Fish Profiles section, which you can access by clicking on the shaded name or from the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the screen.
If you check the profile of the pictus, you will note it should be in a group (it is a shoaling species) and needs a 4-foot tank at minimum. It attains 5 inches and is predatory, so anything small enough to fit into its mouth may well be taken. It is a greedy eater, vacuuming up any food offered, so overfeeding is a danger.
The Raphael is similar in that it gets large and is predatory (all catfish basically are) so smaller fish may be eaten. It does well on its own or with another in sufficient space.
I'm going to stay away from the pictus for now, I was just wondering about the Upside Down Catfish... I've tried to do research on them but most of the articles are on a species of Catfish similar to the Upside downs(labeled as upside down) but not "true" upside down catfish =S