"Dalmation Catfish" -- Pimelodus pictus < Pictus, Pimpictus > maybe ??

  1. spdrbob

    spdrbob Valued Member Member

    My local Petco has these labled as "Dalmation Catfish" , I looked on the web for more info on them and could not find any matches. I did find a close match to Pimelodus Pictus here : http://www.planetcatfish.com/cotm/cotm.php?article_id=48 but they do not seem to be quite the same. Pictus looks more silvery where the ones at the LFS appear more white. I took a video of them at the store ...


    What do you think are they the same ?

    They are going for about $15.00 each - for Pictus the site says better in groups of 5 or more which seems you would need a huge tank for < never mind the cost >...

    Thanks everyone !

    ~ Bob
  2. Legures

    Legures Valued Member Member

    That looks like a Pimelodus Pictus. I'm not very sure though.

    Hopefully another member can clarify.

    If it is, then yes, you will need a group of them.
  3. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore VIP Member

    Definitely not a Pictus. It's actually a Cockatoo Synodontis (Synodontis multipunctatus).This fish also prefers to be in groups. 3 minimum but 5-10 is better.