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  1. T

    I need help with finding good tank mates

    Hey guys, I have a 55-60 gallon tank, I’m looking to get another mate(s) for the tank. I have 10 tiger barbs about an inch or less in length and 2 3 inch Pictus catfish. All are doing well together. I have two pleco as well.
  2. SagesSeaEscape

    Kribensis and Pictus cat issues??

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Kribensis and Pictus cats. So I’ve had my Pictus for about 9 months now and recently added 6 Kribensis to the tank. They are the only fish at this time. I have a 29 gal tank with 8 caves in it and some vegetation for hiding. recently...
  3. P

    Marbled Talking Catfish Sick After Pictus Dying Fast

    A few days ago, I found 2 of my 6 Pictus Catfish alive but belly up, breathing fast, and not being able to move. I removed them to a quarantine tank immediately and noticed a slight film on the rest of the pictus catfish. I removed 3 that I could find to the quarantine tank and did a water...
  4. ameliagb


    so this morning i turn on the tank lights and my pictus cat (about 2 inches id guess) was STUCK to the filter and not in a "im dying" way in a thrashing and trying to swim off of it way looking around frantic with those big pictus cat eyeballs SO i push him off gently with the net an he swims...
  5. ameliagb

    tank mates for my potentially semi-aggressive tank

    Hi there! I currently have a 55/60 gal tank (its rounded in the front so im not 100% sure on the size) but it has good floor space and lots of swim room. I have 2 small bichir polypterus that keep to themselves I only see them during water changes and occasionally when they're eating or darting...
  6. A

    Pictus Catfish and Angelfish?

    Hi all, this is my first post so please bear with me here. I have a 60gal tank with plenty of hiding spots and artificial plants. I have two pictus catfish and a mixture of mollies, platys, and tetras. After a lengthy discussion with a pet store employee, I decided to add two Angelfish to the...
  7. P

    Blood Parrot Friends???

    Hi i have a 65 gallon tank with a 3 inch pictus catfish 2 blue gourami 1 three inch and another about 2 inches. A blue acara cichlid about 3 inches and a blood parrot about 3 inches. The blood is extremely docile and so curious he doesn't attack anyone and just goes to hang out with them, the...
  8. K

    Sick Pictus Catfish

    I recently transferred to a new college and I decided I wanted to have a pet here in my dorm since I was not able to bring my dogs with me. I then decided I wanted to get a fish. I have owned other fish in the past, but this was my first time trying out pictus catfish. I bought everything in...
  9. W

    Pictus Catfish Oddly Dying

    Today I lost one of my pictus catfish and I have no clue why. It started only this morning not being able to control its body, floating on its back and sides bouncing into the sides and driftwood. about 2 hours later, it had died. Now my other pictus catfish is doing the exact same thing. It's...
  10. mcontra25

    White Foamy Bubbles At The Top Of My Tank.

    White Foamy Bubbles At The Top Of My Tank. Hell All, I am experiancing White foamy Bubbles at the top of my tank. Location is top right side, front of tank, across from filter and heater. Above where all my Goldfish prefer to hang out. I did a water change about 4 days ago and usually keep a...
  11. mcontra25

    New To Fish Hobby, Looking For Some Advice.

    Hello All,  I just recently inherited a 55 gallon tank that was being occupied by a 8 inch Red Tail Tin Foil Barb and two 6 inch Pictus Catfish. The tank itself came with an External Hanging Agua-Tech 30/60 Power Filter and a External Hanging Aqueion Power Filter 10. I do recognize that Barbs...
  12. T

    Questions About My Pictus Catfish Swimming Habit

    Hello, I am new to the world of fish keeping. Last week I bought a 55gal tank kit with all the essentials needed to get the tank going. A worker at the pet store even gave me some bacteria to get the cycling process going. I let it cycle for a week. two days ago I bought two pictus catfish from...