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Catfish - Pimelodid Species
(Pimelodid Species)

Catfish Species Photo Courtesy of: bennystropicalfish.com Pimelodid Species > Quick Stats
Food:  Large live, and sometimes dry and frozen foods that reach the bottom. These fish should be fed in the evening.
Breeding:  Little success with the breeding of these fish has been reported. Some species during the electrical storms of the rainy season in their natural habitat.
Tank Conditions: Prefer neutral water. Temperature of 72-82F.

This site was created to get straight to the point. Below are some tips on keeping Pimelodid Catfish. Send any additional information or questions to Ask An Expert

Compatibility:
Pimelodid Catfish get along well with large community fish, such as Angels or other Cichlids. Smaller fish (under 2.5" or 6.4 cm) will most likely be eaten by these nocturnal predator.

Pimelodid Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Pimelodid Q/A

  1. The fish in this family are often large and can be combined only with other large fish. All fish in the PIMELODIDAE FAMILY are predatory catfish.
  2. The fish of this family usually swim in the lower levels.
  3. Tanks must Provide hiding places for these fish.
  4. Make sure to have enough tank space for this active and large fish. They need room to swim.
  5. Pimelodid Catfish often get confused with Plecostomus Catfish.

Pimelodid Species: DO'S - Pimelodid Q/A

  1. Place driftwood an other hiding areas in with these fish.
  2. Feed them a variety of food.
  3. Take immediate action if they get ich, they will die quickly.

Pimelodid Species: DONT'S - Pimelodid Q/A

  1. Put these fish in with small fish.
  2. These catfish have very sharp spines that easily get caught in a net.
  3. Too many aquarists think catfish are scavengers that can live on whatever they find in the tank. Nothing could be further from the truth. Catfish, just like all fish, need varied and balanced diets to thrive.

 Catfish Care Sheet - (PETCO.com)
 Pleco Care Sheet - (PETCO.com)

Follow the above recommendations and you should have a joyful Pimelodid Catfish experience. Send any questions, comments or pictures to Ask An Expert If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.

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References/Further Reading
Andrews, C., and U. Baensch. 1991 Tropical Aquarium Fish. Tetra Werke, Melle, Germany. 240 pp.
Burgess, W.E. 1987 Corydoras and Related Catfishes: An Introduction by Dr. Warren E. Burgess. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 123 pp.
Burgess, W.E. 1989 An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 784 pp., color illus.
Chen, T.T. & Powers, D.A. 1988. Fish genetic engineering: A novel approach in aquaculture. In Proceeding of Aquaculture International Congress, Vancouver B.C., 35p.
Kobayagawa, M. (edited by W. Burgess) 1991 The World of Catfishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 192 pp., color illus.
Ferraris, C.J. 1991 Catfish in the Aquarium. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 199 pp., some color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1983 Catfishes of the World. 4 Vols. Vol. 1, Callichthyidae; Vol. 2, Mochokidae; Vol. 3, Auchenipteridae & Pimelodidae; Vol. 4, Loricardae & Doradidae, Aspredinidae. Dunure Enterprises, Ayr, Scotland.
Aquarium Fish Magazine: Published bimonthly; subscriptions available from Aquarium Fish Magazine, Subscription Department, P.O. Box 484, Mt. Morris, Illinois 61054-0484. Telephone: 815-734-6083.


References/Further Reading

Andrews, C., and U. Baensch. 1991 Tropical Aquarium Fish. Tetra Werke, Melle, Germany. 240 pp.
Burgess, W.E. 1987 Corydoras and Related Catfishes: An Introduction by Dr. Warren E. Burgess. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 123 pp.
Burgess, W.E. 1989 An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 784 pp., color illus.
Chen, T.T. & Powers, D.A. 1988. Fish genetic engineering: A novel approach in aquaculture. In Proceeding of Aquaculture International Congress, Vancouver B.C., 35p.
Kobayagawa, M. (edited by W. Burgess) 1991 The World of Catfishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 192 pp., color illus.
Ferraris, C.J. 1991 Catfish in the Aquarium. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 199 pp., some color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1983 Catfishes of the World. 4 Vols. Vol. 1, Callichthyidae; Vol. 2, Mochokidae; Vol. 3, Auchenipteridae & Pimelodidae; Vol. 4, Loricardae & Doradidae, Aspredinidae. Dunure Enterprises, Ayr, Scotland.
Aquarium Fish Magazine: Published bimonthly; subscriptions available from Aquarium Fish Magazine, Subscription Department, P.O. Box 484, Mt. Morris, Illinois 61054-0484. Telephone: 815-734-6083.


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