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Angelicus Pimelodus Spotted Pim, Pimelodella picta Pimelodus pictus

Category: Catfish - Pimelodidae

Size: 5-7cm

Price: £12.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 1 in stock



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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-7cm

Pimelodus pictus (Angelicus Pimelodus, Spotted Pim, Pimelodella picta)

Very commonly referred to as Pimelodella picta or Pimelodella pictus in older aquarium books, this beautiful catfish has been popular for many years. It is bright silver in colour with black spots on the body and stripes on the tail. It also has very long whiskers.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Although a peaceful, schooling species that works well in community tanks alongside fish of similar size, it is a predator, and will eat very small fish such as tetras and guppies. On the other hand, it works very nicely with gouramis, barbs, silver dollars, rainbowfish and other species too big to swallow.

Sociable, so keep in groups of at least three specimens. Somewhat nocturnal in habits, and only likely to become active during the day if the tank has lots of shade and not-too strong lighting. Harmless to plants, so an ideal species for the planted aquarium.

Eats most foods, but particularly relishes frozen bloodworms and other insect larvae. Will also take catfish pellets and flake food, if these are offered at night. A restless fish, this species needs lots of swimming room, and should be kept in a long, uncluttered aquarium so that it can move about freely.

Not bred in home aquaria.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Peru, Colombia, Brazil
Temperature 24-26 C
Size Up to 12 cm is typical, but perhaps a trifle larger in some cases
Water Parameters Prefers soft/acid water, but adaptable
Water PH 6.0-7.5