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jeCuF 10-31-2010 01:34 AM

Ideal Tropical semi-aggressive fish for new aquarium?
Hello, I am setting up a 55 gallon community aquarium. I would like to know if putting in pictus catfish would be a bad idea?..please answer

thefishboy 10-31-2010 03:13 AM

Pictus Catfish should be kept in groups a single specimen will hide alot and not be very active, also iv heard they can eat smallish fish?

jeCuF 10-31-2010 01:10 PM

Thanks a lot, it's not set up yet. I'm going to get the tank this week and hopefully set it up the same day.

thefishboy 10-31-2010 01:29 PM

Sounds nice, any idea on stock list yet??

burnsbabe 10-31-2010 05:43 PM

The profile suggests that although they're not perfectly docile, your 55g should be large enough for you to do a school of Pictus cats. You said "semi-aggressive" and this looks like it.

Lovely fish by the way. Please do it.

jeCuF 11-02-2010 11:23 AM

I actually just finished setting it up. I filled using buckets instead of a garden hose. I had no fish in there so I didn't need to worry about them getting stressed. I wanted to go with a tropical community tank rather than semi-aggressive. Thanks for all the comments guys and this is a great forum.

Calmwaters 11-02-2010 11:49 AM

Just wanted to say welcome to the group and point out that at the top we have a tab that you can click on and read about fish you may be interested in. I have a 55 gallon communtiy tank and I love the variety of fish you can have in a tank this size. Oh and by the way we love seeing pictures of peoples tank so feel free to post some. ; )

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