Pictus Catfish Tank

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Would a 90 gallon 4 foot tank be suitable for a group of pictus catfish? If so, what are some good tankmates to make a peaceful community around them?

My ph is at 7.4 and hardness around 110 ppm. The tank is currently housing a trio of orange chromides, and decorated with rocks, driftwood, and a mix of real and fake plants.
 

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Adult pictus catfish need a tank that is at least 6 foot long because they are social fish that need to be kept in groups of 6 or more, and they grow to about 8-10 inches, and are active swimmers.

Good tank mates include anything big enough not to fit in their mouth. Fish that grow to 3-4 inches long are usually fine.
 
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I think it is time I upgrade my 90 to something bigger! I really like the little rascals, they are super active at the shop.
 

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If you get pictus catfish, ask the shop to use the fine mesh nets because there is less chance of the catfish getting their pectoral spines tangled up.
 

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Would a 90 gallon 4 foot tank be suitable for a group of pictus catfish? If so, what are some good tankmates to make a peaceful community around them?

My ph is at 7.4 and hardness around 110 ppm. The tank is currently housing a trio of orange chromides, and decorated with rocks, driftwood, and a mix of real and fake plants.
I have 5 pictus in a 90 G tank (has a 20 G sump). They are housed with a 6” long catfish & several cichlids. The tank & fish were purchased from an ad on Craigslist. The pics are maybe 4” long, tops. They hang out together behind a large pirate ship that came with the tank. The previous owner, who is quite experienced says they can reach 5”, but thinks this group is on the smaller side & won‘t get any bigger.

Some recent poster here just gave me the bright idea to move my infrared wildlife camera to this tank. Sure I’ll observe some nocturnal activity.
 

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