Spotted Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)

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A long time favorite in the aquarium hobby, the Spotted Pictus or Angelicus Catfish is a medium sized, active, schooling catfish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins in South America. In the wild, they usually inhabit shallow water with medium to fast-moving current and typically shoal in large groups. A hardy aquarium fish, they should be given plenty of open space for swimming and are best kept in groups of 6 or more. They make an excellent addition to larger aquariums with peaceful South or Central American Cichlids.

Description

Spotted Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards tankmates but may eat very small fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm