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freshwaterfishlover
06-22-2007, 11:53 PM
I have found diffrent information online about Pictus Catfish. some say thay get 4-6" some say they get 10". What is more right?

Fishguy2727
06-23-2007, 12:11 AM
4-6" seems to be more accurate. Fishbase and planetcatfish both have them listed at 10-12cm (4-5").

freshwaterfishlover
06-23-2007, 12:13 AM
I never got one since I thought they always grew to 10", but finding out it is more like 6" I am going to get one for my 38g.

Drumachine09
06-23-2007, 12:21 AM
I wouldnt reccomend them for anything under a 75. They are big, and move around ALOT. Back in the day, when i had one, i dont think he ever sat still. They also like to uproot plants, decor, and re arrange your gravel.

freshwaterfishlover
06-23-2007, 12:25 AM
Why not give it a try. If it becomes a probelm back to the Fish store it can go.

troy
06-23-2007, 01:18 AM
I think they can get around 8-10 inches long.

Fishguy2727
06-23-2007, 02:11 AM
About 5".

And yes, they are fast and spastic. I had three in the 75 while I had the endlicheri bichir in there. They were all over the place. SOMEHOW, the bichir managed to eat one and when I found him he had a second one by the face in his mouth. I took the two left into my work.

They also make short work of anything small enough to fit in their mouth.

Drumachine09
06-23-2007, 02:25 AM
About 5".

And yes, they are fast and spastic. I had three in the 75 while I had the endlicheri bichir in there. They were all over the place. SOMEHOW, the bichir managed to eat one and when I found him he had a second one by the face in his mouth. I took the two left into my work.

They also make short work of anything small enough to fit in their mouth.



So mine wasnt just on crack.

I had him with some guppies, and i dont think i saw any fry, even though i saw them being born. They probobly didnt last 5 minutes.