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
Purchase Size: 3"
We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.
There is no box charge.
Orders received or payed on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
We also use ice/heat when necessary.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F during the day in the customer area.
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.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
We also use ice and heat when necessary.
All fish are purged for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold.
Lows in the 40 F at night
The coldest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
All fish are purged for at least 24 hrs before shipment.
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
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