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Pictus, Pimpictus - Pimelodus pictus

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Pictus, Pimpictus - Pimelodus pictus

Postby bolty » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:11 pm

Hi ppl

in the Cat - Elog it says there is 2 types of pictus cats!
it gives a size 4 one but not the other (the bigger S.P)
is there mutch diff in the max size of them both?

thanks Shane

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Postby Jools » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:47 pm

They're about the same IME. The "report" is in Sands COTW series I think but I've not really noticed this myself.

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Postby bolty » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:00 pm

thanks 4 that Jools

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Postby diburning » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:27 am

there is a spotted pictus and a (3 line?) pictus

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Postby bolty » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:54 am

the cat Elog says spotted pictus get the same size, but there is a whopper in 1 of the pics?


i cant find the 3line in the cat Elog :(

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Postby Jools » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:45 am

bolty wrote:the cat Elog says spotted pictus get the same size, but there is a whopper in 1 of the pics?


Which one? I can't see it.

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Postby sidguppy » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:41 am

Maybe he means this particular Pimelodus pictus:

a big pim pictus
it looks big alright, but maybe it's just a healthy fully grown 6"er?

now that we're talking about these, I'm curious. once there also was "Pimelodus clarias", wich looked a LOT like an oversized Pim pictus, except more bland when adult; youngsters were almost impossible to distinguish from P pictus.
a synonym of P blochii now?

compare the huge pictus to this blochii:
P blochii
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Postby bolty » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:58 pm

in the cat Elog it says Pimelodus maculatus (Spotted Pim)

120mm (4.7")

but this guy looks a bit bigger

(this is the whopper cat)
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/im ... ge_id=3405

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Postby Jools » Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:12 am

bolty wrote:in the cat Elog it says Pimelodus maculatus (Spotted Pim)

120mm (4.7")

but this guy looks a bit bigger

(this is the whopper cat)
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/im ... ge_id=3405

Shane


Yup, that's correct. I happen to know that one was kept in a large pond, but it is clear about 8" sl. I will change the cat-elog. Thanks for pointing it out.

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