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Ornate Pimelodus Pimelodus ornatus
Category: Catfish - Pimelodidae
Price: £64.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 4 in stock
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
Care Level: Difficult
Schooling Fish: Yes
Beautiful species of catfish - becoming rarer these days.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Pimelodus ornatus (Ornate Pimelodus)
A medium-sized pimelodid with a large head and bold dark grey bands across its silvery body. The vertical band between the eye and the dorsal fin contrasts sharply with the horizontal band running along the back half of the flanks. A very striking fish for the large community tank.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Basic care similar to that of the more widely kept Pimelodus pictus, though Pimelodus ornatus is more than twice as large and consequently needs a much more spacious aquarium. Predatory but neither territorial nor aggressive. Gets along well with peaceful midwater fish such as oscars and tinfoil barbs. Almost entirely nocturnal immediately after import, the species will become day-active in a shady aquarium with plenty of floating vegetation, bogwood roots and rocky caves. Needs meaty food, but does well on fish fillet such as tilapia as well as chunky seafood. Gregarious, and happiest kept in small groups.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Northeastern South America|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|