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geril, welcome to PTF;

I would speculate he's distracted by his reflection.
you may want to experiment with black paper
and a small mirror to see if that's the case.

he may be too small for your tank if its under 20g-30g

he may not find your tank hospitable.
they prefer soft not sharp gravel or sand.
try to post a photo of your tank.

pictus are a nervous fish that needs
plant cover, and spots under and between
rocks and/or driftwood to feel comfortable.

if you bought them for their activity level
you may be disappointed since once they are
comfortable in your tank, they may not move much.
 
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