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

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by spdrbob, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. spdrbobValued MemberMember

    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 :   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. LeguresValued MemberMember

    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. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    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.

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