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Would it be safe to put pictus cat with a Oscar??

I heard that pictus cat can grow big and they grow pretty fast also.

In a 75 gallon tank, would it be safe to add 3" pictus with my 6" Oscar??
 

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PCooper said:
Would it be safe to put pictus cat with a Oscar??

I heard that pictus cat can grow big and they grow pretty fast also.

In a 75 gallon tank, would it be safe to add 3" pictus with my 6" Oscar??
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I would try to get a bigger pictus, a 6" oscar could easily eat a 3" pictus.
 

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The O would be safe, the pictus would likely be fucked.
 

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I have read that pictus cats only get up to 6". I had one with my Pacu and 5 days later they tore him up. This just happened a couple of days ago. If Oscars are as agressive as I here I wouldn't take the chance. Remember that Pictus cats are like sharks, all they do is swim around most of the time.
 
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i've kept pictus with oscars before and it works out fine. Pictus cats can grow up to 10 inches and also sport spines sharp enough to break your skin (that's why u don't use nets to catch them). Unless it's a piranha or another fish that disects it's meals in bites,pictus are usually a safe bet for your tank.
 

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It depends on the specie, as it turns out there are a ton of catfish out there with either spots or stripes that vary in length from 5-12". The two most common types that you are likely going to run into are the spotted pictus and the 4-lined pictus. Spotted pictus max at 5-6". 4-lined pictus max around 10-12".

Even small spotted pictus seem to work exceptionally well with large cichlids... for whatever reason, cichlids aren't generally inclined to eat them.
 

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oscars have a tendency of swallowing things that are way too big. i had to save a fullgrown oscar cuz it had a channel cat lodged in its mouth for a day. i was finally able to get it out (i worked at the store)
 

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My oscar literally chased my pictus out of the tank i thought he had eaten it till i found it behind the tank a few days later
 
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