New 4 line pictus catfish in the tank - Duration: 1:06
you need to read my friend, i said 4 LINE pictus (Pimelodus blochii), 4 line pictus wash out all there patterning besides the faint stripes with age, if you guys look on the planetcatfish pictures you will see that..., and yes he is a 4 line, here is the planetcatfish link for you to read:
This is my new pictus catfish. he's a mix between a 4-line pictus and something else. The fish store didn't know what he was mixed with. but he's super cute and has whiskers :p
i'll name him either Whiskers, Wiggles, or something else. i don't know yet. UPDATE SOON
The pictus cat has an elongated body with moderately large head. Body is silver in color with black colored marks and lines. Black spots are also present on dorsal, caudal and adipose fins. Due to the markings, the Pictus Catfish is also known as Polka Dot Pictus or Polka Dot Catfish. It has down turned mouth with three pairs of whiskered barbels. The barbels are long and cylindrical that can extend up to the base of the caudal fin. Dorsal fin bears one strong spine with 6 soft rays. The caudal or tail fin is large and deeply forked with sharply pointed lobes. There are two color forms are seen such as the Peruvian and Columbian forms. The Peruvian variety has dalmatian-like spots which are larger on the body and smaller around the head. The Columbian variety has much smaller less defined spots. It is omnivorous fish and in wild, it mainly feeds on aquatic invertebrates. In captive condition it readily accepts meaty items such as live or frozen bloodworm, beef heart, vegetables, prepared fish foods, Tubifex or small earthworm. They also eat very small fish such as Neon Tetras depending on the size of Pictus Catfish. It prefers water chemistry with pH of 6.5-7.5, hardness of 4-15 dH and water temperature of 72-77°F. It grows up to 12 cm in length and its average lifespan ranges from 4 to 8 years.The Four-lined Pimodella is often confused with its relative the Pictus Pimodella or Pictus Cat . However the Four-lined Pimelodus doesn't have the spotted patterning of the Pictus catfish. Also it is a much larger catfish, reaching about 8 inches (20 cm) in the aquarium while the Pictus Pimelodus only reaches only about 4 1/2 inches (11 cm) in the aquarium.I got a 4 inch Four Line Pictus the other day for a 120 gallon tank with silver dollar tetras already in it. Should i have a small group of like 3 or 4 catfish instead of just one? I know that the closely related "spotted pictus" love to be in groups and school around with eachother but...