View Full Version : Pictus catfish

05-26-2009, 08:29 PM
So I just set up my 29g tank and I was thinking of getting 3 pictus catfish. Will they be compatible with juli corys and platys?

05-26-2009, 11:12 PM
If you are going to get Pictus cats for a 29g tank, then you need to be very careful what you get, and you need to know for sure what you are getting. There is a size difference between Peruvian and Colombian caught Pictus cats. The Peruvian caught fish are smaller (about 5") and will be fine in a 29, but Colombian caught get 8" and are not suitable for a 29gal.

Here is the Colombian caught - http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/image.php?species=pimelodus+pictus&image_id=616

Here is the Peruvian - http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/image.php?species=pimelodus+pictus&image_id=1977

Not too difficult to tell. :)

05-26-2009, 11:15 PM
I agree, and make sure you don't have to small of fish with them, as in they may become lunch or dinner..

05-27-2009, 12:56 AM
Hmm well that rules out the pictus cats, the LFS only carries the columbian variety. Thanks for the info, I bumped up my cory school to 6 instead.

05-27-2009, 02:07 AM
Probably a slightly better choice.