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The Pictus Catfish, also known as the Pimelodus pictus, is a popular freshwater species admired for its sleek appearance and active demeanor. With its striking silver body adorned with black spots and long flowing fins, the Pictus Catfish adds a touch of elegance to any aquarium.

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The Pictus Catfish, scientifically known as Pimelodus pictus, is a fascinating freshwater species native to South America, particularly the Amazon and Orinoco river basins. Renowned for its sleek silver body adorned with distinctive black spots and elongated adipose fin, the Pictus Catfish is a visually striking addition to community aquariums. With its active and social nature, this species thrives in well-oxygenated tanks with plenty of hiding spots and swimming space. Pictus Catfish are primarily nocturnal hunters, using their barbels to search for food in the substrate and scavenging for small invertebrates and plant matter. Despite their predatory instincts, Pictus Catfish are peaceful towards most tankmates, although they may eat smaller fish. To keep these catfish healthy and happy, provide a varied diet consisting of high-quality pellets, frozen foods, and live or freeze-dried snacks. When properly cared for, Pictus Catfish can live for up to 10 years in captivity, captivating aquarists with their beauty and behavior.