10-02-2008, 06:36 PM
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pictus cat babies
I am not really an expert on my aquarium fish but i know they bring alot of joy to people that come visit. I have a 29 gallon tank and know that tank is probably overgrown already but we might get a bigger one or move some fish to other tanks.
We bought 2 pictus catfish about 6 weeks ago, and we noticed that one of them had a much bigger belly than the other. We wondered if the big one was pregnant, so the next time we were at the pet shop we viewed the cats in the store and none of them had bellies this big. Well a month went by and the big pictus continued to look the same so we figured we had just gotten a fat cat, and to my surprise I found about 15 or 20 little fish swimming around 30 minutes ago. They resemble the catfish. I am aware that many baby fish get eaten by the other fish in the tank, and I'm wondering if there is something we can do to prevent this. The pictus are tankmates with 2 oscars and a couple other cichlids that are of a decent size, probaby all between 2 and 3 inches long.
We have a 10 gallon tank that currently has just one albino red tailed shark and I'm wondering if we should try to move the baby pictus into this smaller tank? What does everyone think?