How To Rehome Pictus Catfish

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Sorry for posting another thread! I just couldnt hold off this question as its really important

I got a pictus catfish that's semI aggressive and I don't have the room for 5 more pictus catfish, but I have no clue how to rehome them! I live in a smaller town in New Jersey, and I don't know anyone with a tank big enough to fit this lil guy!

Why this question is so important is because I wanna get more schooling fish and such, and I can't do that if my pictus will chase fish around trying to eat em.

(Not so)fun fact: I had a nightmare where I transfered my pictus and it turned into a giant monster sea creature with sharp fangs. Spookeh!
 

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Check with where you bought him. They may take him back.
 
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Check with where you bought him. They may take him back.
I have tried messaging my local petco and they said I can't take him back if I had him more then 14 days, which I have.
 

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There is a LFS near me that will accept any fish (Even ones you didn't buy from them) in exchange for store credit I think... so maybe call around to some LFS.
 
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There is a LFS near me that will accept any fish (Even ones you didn't buy from them) in exchange for store credit I think... so maybe call around to some LFS.
Do you think petsmart would do that? I'm in a tough situation where my parents controll my transportation and probably aren't in the mood to be driving around for 30 minutes.

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There is a LFS near me that will accept any fish (Even ones you didn't buy from them) in exchange for store credit I think... so maybe call around to some LFS.
I'm afraid to put my pictus in a ziplock and take em to a store, only to have them decline the fish.

Therefore, any suggestions are appreciated. If you think it would be fine if I ziplocked the bag and tried to return him (had him for a month) then please let me know.
 

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I would call the store ahead of time to find out before you bothered to transport the fish anywhere. I think that is a valid concern, but one easily manageable. Or go to the store and talk to them in person before bringing the fish.
If they agree to accept the fish, 1/3 bag of water and 2/3 air is usually a good ratio when you are transporting fish.
 
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I would call the store ahead of time to find out before you bothered to transport the fish anywhere. I think that is a valid concern, but one easily manageable. Or go to the store and talk to them in person before bringing the fish.
If they agree to accept the fish, 1/3 bag of water and 2/3 air is usually a good ratio when you are transporting fish.
Alright ill attempt to convince my parents to do so..
 

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I don't know where in NJ you live, but if it is anywhere near Clementon/Blackwood, you could try calling The Aquarium Center: . They may take you fish.
 
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I don't know where in NJ you live, but if it is anywhere near Clementon/Blackwood, you could try calling The Aquarium Center: . They may take you fish.
I live in Phillipsburg.
 

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Hmmm...I don't know where that is, but I'm gonna guess it's in North Jersey.
 
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Hellooo!

The pictus in a 20 gallon tank and its 55 gallons. I don't want it eating the other fish either, so if anyone has any suggesti0ns, let me know.

My location is Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US.
 
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Ok I may have made a mistake. I'm hearing a lot of "Pictus will eat neon tetras" What do I do..?

I got 5 neon tetras.. and I don't want them to get eaten. So I have 2 options...

A (The prefered option): Put the pictus in my spare 5 gallon tank. I know this is mean to the fish.. but he isn't staying there. He will just be there until I'm able to find him a home.

B: Let my neon tetras get eaten... which I really don't want to do.

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Hmmm...I don't know where that is, but I'm gonna guess it's in North Jersey.
Do you have any suggestions on what to do from what I said above?
 

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How many neon tetra's do you have? Would it be more appropriate to put them into the 5 gallon tank until you rehome the pictus catfish? If not, I guess the pictus has to go into the 5 gallon inless you want to buy a plastic tote or something.
 
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How many neon tetra's do you have? Would it be more appropriate to put them into the 5 gallon tank until you rehome the pictus catfish? If not, I guess the pictus has to go into the 5 gallon inless you want to buy a plastic tote or something.
Hello!

Thanks for your suggestion. I had 5 neons.. 2 died from getting stuck in the filter and 1 got eaten. I was able to return the pictus to the store today, but I'm still only down to 2 tetras...
 

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