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Old 06-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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The picture I posted I have no clue what kind it is actually. Maybe someone could tell me!! I bought it for my son but he moved out so its in my tank now,
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4 lined pictus (pimelodus blochii) maybe?
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I'm confused, why is everyone's pictus so different than those that I have? It's the same fish but the patterning is completely different!
Pimelodus is actually the genus name with a few different species. All of them have a pretty similar body shape. The particular species you have is actually pictus. However, in the trade some time ago they started using the species name of your fish to describe all fish in the Pimelodus genus. Hence the "four-line" pictus and the "spotted" pictus are actually both Pimelodus and only the "spotted" is truly Pimelodus pictus.
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Pimelodus is actually the genus name with a few different species. All of them have a pretty similar body shape. The particular species you have is actually pictus. However, in the trade some time ago they started using the species name of your fish to describe all fish in the Pimelodus genus. Hence the "four-line" pictus and the "spotted" pictus are actually both Pimelodus and only the "spotted" is truly Pimelodus pictus.
Ahh, thanks for clearing that up so well, it's been bothering me since the day I joined
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Thank you very much!! I just wasn't sure but that's why my spotted pictus likes that fish so much. The four lined pictus just sits there and barely moves unlike the smaller spotted pictus that constantly swim around. Thanks again for the answer.
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