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  1. #1

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    First off- are these pictus cats? I ask b/c the tank in which they were housed at the LFS had 2 stickers for 2 different kinds of cats, only one species was in the tank and they guy that sold them to me said they were Angelica cats. I cannot for the life of me remember what the other sticker said



    Secondly- what is normal behavior for these fish? I purchased the 3 the LFS had since they were buddied up in the tank and I didn't want to separate them. 2 hang out in one corner of the tank and the other hangs out at the opposite end, under a piece of drift wood. It staked out its own little cave there. Should I be concerned that he is hiding or is this normal?

    They are in a 125g w platys, 2 mollies, 4 angels and 2 otos

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    Yup, looks like a pictus to me. We've always enjoyed ours, they tend to be active and fun to watch. They should be ok in a community as long as the other fish are large enough not to be considered food. This site has some good info: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile...=pictus&id=219
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    Pictus,yup.They will love your tank.I have always like them but never had a tank for them.

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    I thought they were so adorable and wanted to get them. But when I researched it, found out they get to over a foot long. Not for my tank.

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    There may have been two different types of catfish in the tank and the sticker was not removed.I have heard of pictus cats being called angelicus before.
    Here is info on both.

    http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=276

    Angelicus pleco.http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...?species_id=10
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    Pictus for sure. They usually have one spot they stake out, then they'll start to come out after a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lahlumdi
    I thought they were so adorable and wanted to get them. But when I researched it, found out they get to over a foot long. Not for my tank.
    That would be an inaccurate description of a Pictus you were given. The max size for the largest of them (Colombian caught) is still only 8" and Peruvian caught Pictus only reach 5" Not sure what that site was calling a Pictus, but they are definitely not that kind of monster. LOL
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    It was our very own AC. Guess that's the first place I look up anything about fish. I recall I checked another site, but don't recall which one.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish/pictuscatfish.php

    Maximum size: 30 cm / 12 inches
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    Pictus catfish requires a large aquarium that is decorated with stones and roots that creates hiding places for the fishes.The hiding places should be large enough for the fishes to fit into them.

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    I'd say that profile needs editing. :)
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    Agreed. I found your parameters today on another site. Had I known this I might have decided to get them instead of corys.

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