Language English Tropical Rainforest Photo: Biodôme Photo: Biodôme Photo: Biodôme OngletsDescriptionDistinguishing features The pictus cat is a spotted fish with barbels and sharply pointed dorsal and pectoral spines. Reproduction The species is oviparous (the female lays eggs). Diet Although they prefer marine worms, these omnivorous fish do eat other food. Predators Their enemies are other fish and birds. Humans also damage the species by discharging toxic waste into waterways (mining and forestry industries) and by catching them for sale to aquarists. Habitat They live in fresh water in Colombia. Ecology, behaviour These fish swim actively and strongly during the day. French namePimélodelle tachetée Scientific namePimelodus pictusPhylumChordataClassOsteichthyes (bony fish)OrderSiluriformesFamilyPimelodidaeSizeAverage length: 10 cmStatusCommon species, commercially exploited for sale to aquarists.