Thread: wanto to add pictus
04-16-2013, 06:24 PM #1
wanto to add pictus
ok, so i want some more active fish in my tank. I think i may be close to over stocked though what do yall think, oh it is a 125 gallong
3x Blood parrots
15x Lemon tetras
1x Dwarf gourami
1x Royal pleco
wanting to add maybe 3-5. Im always at lfs seening them swim at top back and forth top to mid level. though i read 2x caresheets saying the are bottem fish
i know they get 4-5 in. and are night feeders but my lemons are to wide to fit in there mouth. also havnt seen they are fin nippers in any CS yet
Last edited by Angelfish11788; 04-16-2013 at 06:30 PM.
04-16-2013, 07:41 PM #2
I think this is already a mix that has a lot of potential to explode in your face. Angels, parrots and severums is bound to go wrong sooner or later. Adding the pictus, which really needs a group, will add more stress and is likely to stress out your cories as well.
04-16-2013, 08:41 PM #3
04-16-2013, 09:43 PM #4
04-16-2013, 10:53 PM #5
Pictus are bottom dwellers - you can't always judge a fish by how it acts at the store. I would be concerned about keeping them with corys.
04-16-2013, 10:56 PM #6
Not with corries, anything a pictus can get in its mouth it will eat and corries dont get big enough to being eaten tail first at night.
As far as your other stock I would love to see pics! I dont think there is a single issue with the stock being that you have the space to make up for mildly pugnatious fish.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
04-16-2013, 11:36 PM #7