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  1. Default Do your pictus catfish come out during the day?


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    I was debating getting some pictus catfish.

    I was wondering if they are strictly nocturnal, or if they come out and are active during the day?

    Also, can they be kept in a group of 3, or do they need a larger group to be happy?

    Thanks!
    Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
    5.5 M Betta
    10 Pea Puffers
    20 Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
    55 Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish, Bleeding Heart Tetras, Chocolate Talking Cat, Banjo Cat
    55 Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
    35 Red Tailed Shark, Amazon Puffers
    220 Black Skirt, Lemon Tetras and Bala Sharks

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    Lol... Its Spuds from badmans!

    Just wanted to say hello !

    If Kept in a large enough group they will defo be more active during the day. Are they for your 55gal?
    Last edited by -Alex-; 04-03-2012 at 09:05 PM.
    20gal- Honey gourami's, Endlers, otto's and minnows.
    22gal- 2 Honey gourami's, Bichir senegalus, apisto hongsloi
    33gal- (future home to Bichir senegalus)

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    Hey Spuds! Sounds like pictus get too big and are too predatory for my needs.
    Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
    5.5 M Betta
    10 Pea Puffers
    20 Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
    55 Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish, Bleeding Heart Tetras, Chocolate Talking Cat, Banjo Cat
    55 Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
    35 Red Tailed Shark, Amazon Puffers
    220 Black Skirt, Lemon Tetras and Bala Sharks

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    I have the perfect fish for you if this is for your 55gal!!!

    Hoplo catfish, (Hoplosternum thoracatum)

    Friendly, peaceful and very active!!! I kept 3 before and i loved em!!! They were hand feeding after 1 day
    Last edited by -Alex-; 04-03-2012 at 09:11 PM.
    20gal- Honey gourami's, Endlers, otto's and minnows.
    22gal- 2 Honey gourami's, Bichir senegalus, apisto hongsloi
    33gal- (future home to Bichir senegalus)

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    You know I was just thinking...this thread sounds familiar...oh wait I know that guy from badmans. I have debated about getting pictus for a 55 myself. I think they would be doable if their tankmates would put up with their shinanigans.
    Someday, when I have all the fish tanks I want, I hope to be featured on an episode of animal hoarders.

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    I'm actually looking for a bottom feeder for a 36" tank, so pictus are totally out of the question.

    I already have Corys in a 20 and Zebra Loaches in the 55 so I want something different in the bottom of the 35. And preferably something that comes out during the day.

    I had no idea how big the pictus got, or how aggressive they are.
    Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
    5.5 M Betta
    10 Pea Puffers
    20 Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
    55 Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish, Bleeding Heart Tetras, Chocolate Talking Cat, Banjo Cat
    55 Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
    35 Red Tailed Shark, Amazon Puffers
    220 Black Skirt, Lemon Tetras and Bala Sharks

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    Hoplo Catfish!!
    20gal- Honey gourami's, Endlers, otto's and minnows.
    22gal- 2 Honey gourami's, Bichir senegalus, apisto hongsloi
    33gal- (future home to Bichir senegalus)

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    I just did a quick read up on Hoplos. They seem to average around 6". Is a 36" 35 Gallon tank large enough for them? I thought they needed 48" 55 Gallon minimum.
    Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
    5.5 M Betta
    10 Pea Puffers
    20 Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
    55 Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish, Bleeding Heart Tetras, Chocolate Talking Cat, Banjo Cat
    55 Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
    35 Red Tailed Shark, Amazon Puffers
    220 Black Skirt, Lemon Tetras and Bala Sharks

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    My first thought is either a pleco of some sort or a cory. The plecos are mostly nocternal though. Do you order fish online or buy local? That could make a huge difference.
    Someday, when I have all the fish tanks I want, I hope to be featured on an episode of animal hoarders.

    Received some great advice? Be sure to show your appreciation by giving rep points! Click the scale on the upper right of that wonderful post and tell someone

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    I buy locally.
    Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
    5.5 M Betta
    10 Pea Puffers
    20 Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
    55 Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish, Bleeding Heart Tetras, Chocolate Talking Cat, Banjo Cat
    55 Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
    35 Red Tailed Shark, Amazon Puffers
    220 Black Skirt, Lemon Tetras and Bala Sharks

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