Pictus Catfish
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
Milkman
Algae Grower
 
Milkman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London (UK)
Posts: 55
Default

Pictus Catfish


I have a 200L (44 UK Gallon/52 US Gallon )

It has 4 small angelfish at the moment with one bolivan ram and a couple of black phantom tetras and otos.

In the future I planned for less fish. Would I be able to keep the 4 angelfish and have 3-4 pictus catfish or is that pushing it? If so I'm just going to get some more tetras and bolivians.

Are angelfish also compatible with kribensis? I've always wanted some.
__________________
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Milkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-24-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
10gallonplanted
Wannabe Guru
 
10gallonplanted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Gainesville, GA
Posts: 1,685
Default

I think your tank is already close to fully stocked. Id go with some smaller fish, not catfish. I think i read somewhere that pictus get very aggressive as they mature to each other and they also get too big for a 55.
10gallonplanted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
Fdsh5
Wannabe Guru
 
Fdsh5's Avatar
 
PTrader: (43/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 1,253
Default

I had 4 Pictus in my 56 gallon. They never really bullied anybody but each other. My angels would run like crazy into the walls when the Pictus starting chasing each other. I would say not to add them into that tank.
Fdsh5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 03:08 AM   #4
Kitsune_Gem
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Kitsune_Gem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Ramon, Ca
Posts: 982
Send a message via Skype™ to Kitsune_Gem
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10gallonplanted View Post
i think your tank is already close to fully stocked. Id go with some smaller fish, not catfish. I think i read somewhere that pictus get very aggressive as they mature to each other and they also get too big for a 55.

1+.
Kitsune_Gem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
rhody9
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 69
Default

I have a full grown Pictus in a 55 gal and he does fine. I would worry about your otos though b/c the pictus could probably fit them in his mouth. Mine ate a small peppered cory within a few days of adding it (didn't see it but alas the cory was gone) which I thought was big enough to escape predation.
rhody9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #6
LB79
Wannabe Guru
 
LB79's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South-central Washington State, USA
Posts: 1,920
Default

They've got big mouths.
__________________
"One day...one day, this path will lead us to the White City, and the tower guard will take up the call: the Lords of Gondor have returned!"

–Boromir, The Lord Of The Rings
LB79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 11:40 PM   #7
hydrophyte
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (141/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,568
Default

Pictus cats are best kept in a good-sized group in a large (100G+) tank.
hydrophyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 04:30 AM   #8
HybridHerp
Planted Tank Guru
 
HybridHerp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 3,440
Default

I'd skip the pictus and keep some cory cats or something along those lines with angels

And normally I'm not one for suggesting the common combinations, but I feel like its easier to bend the norm in fish combo's with larger tanks
__________________
My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
Mom's Spec V:http://tinyurl.com/qjt3rw2
HybridHerp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #9
Ashnic05
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Ashnic05's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 499
Default

Pictus get quite large, I wouldn't recommend them in your size of tank. I would get some Cory cats or Botias maybe. Kribensis should go with your Angels just fine, but be sure the Rams and Kribensis have plenty of room for their own territories or you'll have a nightmare on your hands.
__________________
“Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

FINNEX CLUB MEMBER!
Ashnic05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
Adamson
Algae Grower
 
Adamson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Posts: 48
Default

Pictus stay small, they max out at 5-6". I would get some, they are cool! I have one in my 125 and I wish it got a little bit bigger because I really like the looks of them.
__________________
My tank thread. Completely from bulbs!
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=217633
Adamson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #11
HybridHerp
Planted Tank Guru
 
HybridHerp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 3,440
Default Pictus Catfish

They are small but active and like more room.
__________________
My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
Mom's Spec V:http://tinyurl.com/qjt3rw2
HybridHerp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #12
ThatGuyWithTheFish
perugiae
 
ThatGuyWithTheFish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,361
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
Pictus cats are best kept in a good-sized group in a large (100G+) tank.
You can do them in a 55 easy. But yeah, not with small tetras and otos. I'm surprised that no one's mentioned that they like to snack on small fish.
__________________

"Boulders-Upon-Meadow"


My Golden Rule of planted tanks: WWTAD-
"What would Takashi Amano do?"


RAOK Club #69
ThatGuyWithTheFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012