Natural habitat Pimelodus Pictus

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Natural habitat Pimelodus Pictus

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Dear Catfishlover
I am a guy from swizerland and i am very chamed by the pimelodus pictus catfish. i have special tank with about 400L water. i have a group of eight in different ages. there is a pump with a big flow and alot of space to swim. they realy love the waterflow and consestently swimm against it. everyone of it has its own caracter and i love to studie them.
However i want to know how their natuaral habitat exactly looks like to rebuilt it. for that i want to know as much as posible about the location they life and correct location they get caught. they are all caught in wild.
does someone know information about that?

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I share that same interest, and have been searching for that sort of info for years now. Given how popular they are in the hobby and the fact that they are all wild caught would make you assume there'd be some info about where and how the young are caught for the trade, but if it's out there it's lost in the countless thousands of pages about care for them in the aquarium.

Hopefully if anyone knows, they'd be here on this forum... fingers crossed they respond.

P.S. From Steven Grant's recently published book on Pims there is this habitat description for P. blochii, "The specimen that was caught by the author and his friends was found in a small brown-water river, with moderate flow. The substrate was mud and sand, with lots of rounded stones. .... the fish was caught with a seine net about 20 feet from the bank." It's not P. pictus, but hopefully still somewhat informative.
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Bump.

I had referred Cyrill to the Planet because of reading all those interesting trip reports and thinking there must be a good size and quality group on PCF who could help him.
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I collected them in the amazon main channel. More or less open water over some vegetation, the younger fishes found in quantity nearer the bank.

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Jools wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:53 pm I collected them in the amazon main channel. More or less open water over some vegetation, the younger fishes found in quantity nearer the bank.

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Hi Jools

Thank you very much for your awnser. Do you know a precise location or a village name that was close to the place where you caught them? Or do you know some sort of catchers/dealers around that place who catch and deal with P.Pictus? That would help me realy alot. :-BD

I plan to rebuilt a big river tank for them and i want to study there natural behavior.

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Viktor Jarikov wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:03 am Bump.

I had referred Cyrill to the Planet because of reading all those interesting trip reports and thinking there must be a good size and quality group on PCF who could help him.
Hi Viktor

thank you for the advice with PlanetCatfish. very interesting and lots of cool stuff here.
i am still researching, and maybe i will travel to Peru/Colombia one day to see there natural habitat

Best regards from switzerland
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I thought these pictures would help.

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Jools wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:18 pm I thought these pictures would help.

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Thank you very much for the pictures!
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