Animal Stories - Four-Lined Pimelodus


Animal-World Information about: Four-Lined Pimelodus

The Four-lined Pimelodus is a peaceful fish as long as its tank mates are too big for it to eat!
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jason 5 - 2009-08-18
This fish is aggresive to small fish in a large aquarium. They can grow over 27 inchs and weigh 4 pounds. They will eat small fish, but they are good with oscars until they get big.

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  • drg - 2010-08-15
    Who told you that?
  • jason - 2011-03-10
    I got missed up on redatail catfish size in a large fish tank sorry but it was over a foot I messed up I had one and it got huge.
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LoL - 2012-11-16
Four line pims are great fish for a 75 gallon or larger tank with medium size tankmates as long as you have exclent filtration. Rember to feed them a balanced diet, they espicaly love shrimp!

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Jason - 2009-06-19
My four line cat fish is 15 inches long. In the wild four line cat fish grow up to 7 feet.

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  • jason - 2011-03-10
    I messed up I don't mean 7 seven feet I mean they can get 17 inches.
  • David Brough - 2012-01-26
    Im wondering if you have a different catfish with the same common name. I have found no references to Pimolodus blochii getting over 12 inches.
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Jason - 2009-06-30
My four line eats worms, feederfish, and crickets, it is 16inch long.

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  • justin - 2010-08-20
    How big of tank do you have set up?
  • jason - 2011-03-10
    Justin my catfish is dead because ick but it was a 75 and I gave feeder fial most day its was a lot of money but he was freakin huge it got ick from feeder fish.
  • jason - 2011-03-10
    I mean 14 inches but they get really big in the wild.
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Jason - 2009-07-04
I'm getting sun catfish, four line catfish, and tiger osg. Gettincer, my four line, is 11 inch long and the sun catfish I'm getting long 8 inc long.

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Jason - 2009-06-28
Four line catfish eat cory catfish, shrimp, worms, lizards, gold fish, hamsters - they will eat what fits in their mouth.

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hey - 2009-02-02
I have recently bought a pimodella cat. I loved it so I bought another one today. They are very active fish and are a friendly fish. They get along great with my 3 angelfish and albino rainbow shark.

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meee - 2008-12-21
Mine is about 8" long and gets along real well with two 5" plecos, one 7" synodontis cat, and two 4" synodontis. These are all the catfishes in my tank. This fish doesn't get too large and is still attractive. I would love a red tail cat but they grow to 40 inches!

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NATE - 2007-11-04
had mine for 5 years. they love to eat rosseis sorda. aggressive with my pleco!

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Samantha Mankin - 2007-07-19
I owned a Four-line pimodella, but it died when I moved somehow. It was a very good catfish and I just have to buy another one! A little warning though for people who want to buy one. Mine liked to try to jump out of the tank at night!

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