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Spotted Pimelodella

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$18.99 - $18.99
Current price $18.99
Style: single (~10cm)

Spotted Pimelodella (Pimelodella pictus)


The Spotted Pimelodella, Pimelodella pictus, is a captivating species of catfish native to the freshwater streams and rivers of South America. Known for its elongated body and distinctive spotted pattern, this peaceful nocturnal fish is an intriguing addition to any tropical freshwater aquarium. Its gentle nature and striking appearance make it a favorite among aquarists seeking to add diversity to their tank's bottom-dwelling community.


  • Elongated body with a dark base color, adorned with lighter, eye-catching spots
  • Typically reaches up to 4-5 inches in length in captivity
  • Nocturnal, becoming more active and visible during the evening hours
  • Peaceful with other fish, making it a suitable companion for many community aquariums

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 30 gallons, to accommodate its size and provide ample space for exploration
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.5, soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: 22-26°C (72-79°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; prefers a varied diet of high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and live/frozen foods such as worms and small crustaceans
  • Compatibility: Best kept with other peaceful species of similar size; its nocturnal nature minimizes competition for food and space during the day