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bf2king 08-05-2007 05:51 PM

pictis catfish
How fast do they grow and do they eat ghost shrimp. i Have had 1 for about 8 months and it still is only 4 inches long and now i got 2 more and they eat but do they eat ghost shrimp??? They will swim right past feeder shrimp. But i guess that is what the black ghost knife is for.

leifthebunny 08-06-2007 10:28 AM

It's possible for the pictus to eat the ghost shrimp. Pictus are generally nocturnal hunters. How big are your shrimp? They can get upwards of 4"

bf2king 08-06-2007 11:35 AM

they are only 1/2 an inch and i think my tinfoil barb might be having a go at them because my black ghost knife is only 4-5 inches long

leifthebunny 08-08-2007 02:29 PM

I've had 1.5cm fish attacking 2cm shrimp. :P

bf2king 08-08-2007 08:36 PM

the ghost shrimp seem to be bite sized for my biggest one but i never see him eat them. :D

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