Pictus Catfish

Species Profile # 11: The Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)

General care and behavior of the pictus catfish.

Pictus Catfish Information Plus Care

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Mayan Cichlid Swallows Pictus Catfish

Mayan Cichlid choking on Pictus Catfish.

My Pictus Catfish Update: 1yr 3mths Later

This is a video Response to "My new pictus catfish" 1 year and 3 months later, they are now in a 6x2x2 with sump+internal and Loving the current.

Pictus Catfish

My two new pictus catfish get introduced to their new home.


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Pictus Catfish
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