- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 10"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Bottom
- Experience level: Intermediate
- Tank Setup: 29+ gallons
Catfish typically prefer to be in groups of three or more. However, larger species can be kept individually. Some species of catfish are useful in keeping the aquarium clean and free from algae. As omnivores, catfish eat both plant and animal matter, including prepared foods, small live foods and certain vegetables. If you must handle your catfish be aware that they have stiff, sharp spines on their fins that can inflict painful wounds.
Learn about the Pictus Catfish
Other Common Names
Polka Dot Pictus, Polka Dot Catfish
Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp, tubifex worms, fish, crustaceans and invertebrates. Frozen plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Freeze dried and tablet foods also accepted.
Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size, but will eat any fish it can fit into their mouth.
Columbia: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.
The adult female is larger than the adult male.
The Pictus Catfish has very sharp pectoral and dorsal spine that can cause painful injures if not handled properly. Great care should be taken when netting these fish as they tend to get caught up in the net's mesh.
Visit our Fish Care Center to find products, care information and bright ideas to enhance your underwater world.
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