Brand: BioAquatiX
Product Code: Pictus Catfish 2"-2.5"
Availability: 7

Pictus catfish (Pimelodus Pictus), Is a very active and nervous catfish, it is silver colored with scattered black spots throughout the body.  The main feature of this fish is the extremely long barbells.  These can extend all the way to the caudal fin. They have very sharp spines on their dorsal and pectoral fins.  Be careful wile handling this fish, it will get its dorsal and pectoral fin caught in nets. This fish has a downturned mouth and a forked tail. 

They are active swimmers and enjoy a dimmer light.  Like many catfish they need some hiding places in the aquarium.   It is mostly a nocturnal fish.  They are omnivorous, but they will hunt and eat small fish such as small tetras and small guppies.  They are a non-aggressive fish and will not harm fish too large for them to eat. 

Scientific Name  Pimelodus pictus

Family  Pimelodidae

Natural origin South America

Origin of this specimen  Tank born and raised by bioAquatiX

Generation filial  F3

pH range  6.5 to 8.0: best 7.0 to 7.5

Temperature range (°F)  70 to 85

Mature length (in a tank)  5 inches

Minimum tank size  10 gallons

Purchase Size: 2"-2.5"

We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.

There is no box charge. We do use O2 on all shipments. 

We also use ice and heat when necessary.

All fish are purged for at least 24 hrs before shipment.

Orders received on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.

Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.


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