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Old 10-12-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Pictus catfish?

Ok so I want a large catfish for my 55 gallon tank, for the bottom feeders I have 2 striped Raphael's and 4 black kuhlis, I want pictus catfish because they are colorful, and get to a decent size, I really like my Raphael cats but they just hide all day and come out at night so, is it a good idea to add 4 or maybe 4 pictus cats?
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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You'd be way overstocked with 4 pictus.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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Can I see a pic of the black kuole or what ever there called never seen one before.. And I would get about 3 I'm hoping to get 2 more for my tank soon
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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Ok so would 3 work then?
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Ya depending how big your other fish get
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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Ok the biggest will be the striped Raphael's at 7 inches, but they retreat all day into their caves
And sure! These are my black kuhlis
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Ya that looks fine. I'm hoping to get a spotted raf for my take some time soon
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #8
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Spotted Raphael's are very neat, but since I have dark substrate, I got striped Raphael's since they are a better color
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #9
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Ya good call lol
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:58 PM   #10
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Anybody else have any comments?
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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They would eat anything that can fit in there mouth, would out comepeat the Raphael cat for food and most likely eat the khulis. My vote is no
Hmm, look at pet sloutions for a oil catfish, it might work
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:26 AM   #12
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Oh ok, so that brings it down, unfortunately I don't have much access to Internet, as websites ask at least 20 dollars for shipping, and I'm not paying that much
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:47 AM   #13
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Idk if it would eat the Khulis that's quite a meal lol def smaller fish though. I'd stick with one or the other not both
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:58 AM   #14
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Yea, I want something colorful, but that surely won't eat my kuhlis, what about eclipse catfish, and what websites have low sipping cost?
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:08 AM   #15
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I have one pictus in my 55 gallon tank. I also have 2 striped rapheal catfish and 3 Plecos. They are all doing well and big.
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Wha should I do then?
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Port hole catfish could work
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