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  1. Jamieb284

    Jamieb284 Member Member

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    So I have 3 of these guys and I were told they are pictus catfish but I was also told pictus catfish don't get any bigger then 5 inch. These are already about 6 inch and are still rapidly growing. Anyone any ideas on this? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

  2. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

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    They're not Pictus but they are a Pimelodus species, probably P. blochii or P. albofasciatus. Both grow to about 12", total length.
     

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    Jamieb284

    Jamieb284 Member Member

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    I'm sure they'll do well in my tank, being a 125g.
     
  4. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

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    They look really good against that gravel. :)
     
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    Jamieb284

    Jamieb284 Member Member

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    They can be a very shy fish but they're amazing looking when they come out imo. By far some of my favourite fish I've kept!

    They are definitely pimeldus blonchii after researching a bit on what you've said and looking at photos, no doubt about it! Thank you for your help, that explained why they surpassed pictus catfish size so soon no bother!
     
  6. Mallorysmith44

    Mallorysmith44 Member Member

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    Very beautiful fish and tank.
     
  7. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

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    It makes a nice change to see cats like these with enough space to actually spread their barbels out fully. So many can't, which tends to keep them stressed. :)
     
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    Jamieb284

    Jamieb284 Member Member

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    They love it in there! Never seen any sign of unhappiness or stress, they love it at night... They fly around like no one knows! Haha I always throw a few beef heart pellets in before I go to bed and I see them gobbling them all up, since they're nocturnal feeders.
     
  9. Pringlethesnail

    Pringlethesnail Well Known Member Member

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    Omg they're adorable lol. Tank goals
     

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