Pictus Cat


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Destinee Simmons March 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Unlike most catfish these ones are very active, and don’t hide much. Mine is always cruising around or darting across the tank. They need a big tank, that is for sure. It gets along with all my other fish including my shark catfish.

Jonathan September 3, 2011 at 6:33 am

These are really interesting fish. Very active. Very pretty. I found mine to be skittish when movement would occur outside the tank – you have to move slowly. They are also very fast, so that coupled with their size (about 6 inches) will require a medium to large tank. They also like to friends, so plan on buying more than 1.

This fish is NOT completely community safe. They will hunt smaller fish up to Cardinal size (I’ve lost 5 cardinals to them before moving them to another tank).

This fish also will appreciate something to retreat to/under. Not necessarily a cave, but a shelf or a bushy plant with overhanging leaves.

NEVER use a net to catch this fish. Catfish will extend their fins when threatened to make it harder for them to be swallowed. The pectoral fins of this fish are barbed and will entangle a net causing you to have to cut the net off of the fish. Instead, use your hand, or a large cup (32oz) and herd the fish into the cup (it’s actually a little fun and not very hard – especially with a 2nd person).

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