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Ornate Pimelodus Pimelodus ornatus

Category: Catfish - Pimelodidae

Size: 8-10cm

Price: £64.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 4 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Difficult

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


Beautiful species of catfish - becoming rarer these days.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-10cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Northeastern South America
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 25-30 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0