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Thread: Pictus Problems
03-27-2013, 03:14 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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I have two Pictus cats in a tall 29 gallon. I noticed a day ago that the larger of the two, had a rather large and swollen belly almost as if pregnant(Not literally but filled with eggs). Today when I went to check on them the larger fish was hiding inside a large shell (never done this before), did not come out for feeding (never missed a feeding), seems to have no will to come out (a usually very active set of fish), and lastly the other smaller cat is "guarding" the entrance to shell (also a very active fish). Do I have two Pictus that have turned lazy, or could there be an underlying problem? Any help would be appreciated.
03-30-2013, 04:52 AM #2
well for starters, the main underlying problem is that you have fish that belong in a 120gallon plus tank. and you have them (plus other fish?) in a 29 gallon tank.
How big are they?
other fish in the tank?
what are your water parameters?
water change schedule?
04-03-2013, 12:21 AM #3Junior Member Platy
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I have a Pictus in my 20 and it is adult size: 6 inches. Size is not the problem here. How long have you owned the fish?
04-03-2013, 04:56 AM #4
Last edited by talldutchie; 04-03-2013 at 04:59 AM.
04-03-2013, 01:49 PM #5