The Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus) is a very active catfish species that gets to around 4 inches (11 cm). Even though they are on the smaller side they still need larger tank  to allow for adequate swimming room. You can keep them with other pictus cats or similar sized fish species. They may eat smaller tetras.

Pictus catfish are not all that picky and should accept flake fish food, catfish pellets or sinking catfish wafers. Give them live brine shrimp or thawed freshwater preparations (cube packs) ocassionally. This catfish will bring lots of activity to your tank.

Use care when transferring them due to their very long barbels and sharp spines on the dorsal and pectoral fins.


  • 1 x Pictus Catfish 5cm
  • Species - Pimelodus Pictus
  • Common Name - Pictus Catfish
  • Mature Adult Size - 5"
  • Origin - South AMerica, Amazon
  • PH Range - 6 -8
  • Temperature Range 22°c - 26°c
  • Water Type - Fresh
  • Breed Type - Egg
  • Size - 5cm
  • Sex - Unsexed
Barcode # 642889752603
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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