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
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
Aquarium bred and raised
Purchase Size: 2"-2.5"
USPS orders will be shipped Mondays and Tuesday only
FedEx 2 days orders will be shipped Monday Tuesday and Wednesday only
FedEx overnight orders will be shipped on Monday Tuesdays Wednesdays and Tuesdays only
All the fish orders will be shipped after 2-3 days after your purchase.
We purge all the fish for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F or above 95 F during the day in the customer area.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold lows in the 40 F at night.
The coldest or hottest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
We do use 72 hours heat packs when necessary.
We also use cold packs when necessary.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
BioAquatix reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product
when the weather and possible other factors are in play.
No guarantee live arrival when using USPS priority.
We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
We only guarantee live arrival on FedEx overnight.
Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.