ID This Fish

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Jamieb284, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Jamieb284

    Jamieb284Valued MemberMember

    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? imageimageimageimage
     
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  2. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    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

    Jamieb284Valued MemberMember

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




  4. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    They look really good against that gravel. :)
     
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    Jamieb284

    Jamieb284Valued MemberMember

    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!
     
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  6. Mallorysmith44

    Mallorysmith44Valued MemberMember

    Very beautiful fish and tank.
     
  7. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    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

    Jamieb284Valued MemberMember

    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

    PringlethesnailWell Known MemberMember

    Omg they're adorable lol. Tank goals
     




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