Four-lined pictus catfish?

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Can anyone tell me about these cats? I saw them at the local fish store. What makes them different from regular pictus cats? The worker said these guys get 8-10'' compared to the pictus which gets 4-6''. Are these cats good clean up eaters?
 

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The size mentioned is a typical size they get in home aquariums. Basically a large pictus catfish. A good clean up fish and not fussy at all.
 
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It's not as active and a little territorial. Doesn't like it's own species ime they fight eachother. Gets up to a foot TL.
 
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I used to have a huge one. Probably close to a foot long. Voracious eater, not aggressive that I saw towards cichlids or oddballs that don't look like it. Mine got beat up by my cichlids actually. Pretty good catfish overall.
 

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It's not as active and a little territorial. Doesn't like it's own species ime they fight eachother. Gets up to a foot TL.
Large group should disperse the aggression out. This would also help the low activity imo.
 
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What everyone else said so far. Beautiful cat imo. Mine is super territorial that I had to rehome the other 2. Fights with all my bottom dwellers. “Loaches, plecos”. A sight to see at 10”+
If you want some activity then this catfish might not be the one. Mine stays in its cave till lights out.
 

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Mines always, infact never hides at all. Maybe I got lucky?
Here's a pic I just took, excuse floating food mess, just fed mill worms!-)

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I had two, one 8" one 11"+\-. They never hid. But laid around majority of the day. Ended up staying at opposite ends of the tank, any time they met eachother it was a fight. Had a male jag at the time that would break it up.
Large group should disperse the aggression out. This would also help the low activity imo.
i was comparing to regular pictus when I said not as active. I've not seen anyone with a large group of blochii. Maybe you're right. As far as aggression sure it'd disperse it but doesn't mean they necessarily like eachother lol. I didn't notice much aggression to different species but definitly resisted to being pushed around by anyone. My male at the time put some teeth marks in them a few times always in their tail end. I assume they challenged him because he wasn't aggressive at all unless messed with.
 
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