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  1. Default Will the older pictus eat younger newcomers?


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    Hi! I adopted this big old pictus cat recently. Before he came to me he was kept for years all alone in a 10Gal tank. I bought him a 55Gal which he seems to be very happy about. Then I decided to buy him some companions because I read that they are much happier in a school. But the biggest pictus catfish I could buy were 1.5" long... I got 3 of them, they are in quarantine right now. And the big guy is about 5". Do you think he will eat them if I put them in with him?
    Thanks!

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    As long as the smaller ones can't fit into the big guy's mouth then you're ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by i_am_511
    Lighten up its just the internet its not like someone came in your house and punched a baby in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab_Rat
    As long as the smaller ones can't fit into the big guy's mouth then you're ok.
    Thanks Lab_Rat! But I'm afraid they just might fit into that mouth of his... That's some seriously big mouth...

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    If they have a chance of fitting in his mouth, I'd keep them apart until the little ones grow more. They grow rapidly ime. If a pictus can fit something in it's mouth it will try to eat it. That is their nature.
    Quote Originally Posted by i_am_511
    Lighten up its just the internet its not like someone came in your house and punched a baby in the face.

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    Pictus are predatory and will eat eggs/fry and smaller fish if they can. It may work, just keep a watchful eye.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Thanks Crispy.
    I suppose I'll keep the young ones in the quarantine tank till they get bigger, like Lab_Rat suggested. Two-three months will be enough, I hope...
    And then I'll still have to spend a night or two awake to see if the big one tries to gulp them down...

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