Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-13-2003, 10:58 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 12
What do I buy to feed catfish?

__________________

__________________
rwhitham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2003, 11:00 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,444
There are all sorts of sinking foods available. Buy one that seems the most complete. For my cories I have 2 different ones. A complete one and a shrimp one and I alrenate during feedings. They will also eat left over flakes that make it to the bottom.
__________________

__________________
tkos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2003, 11:23 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, Pa
Posts: 5,972
Send a message via AIM to lmw80 Send a message via MSN to lmw80 Send a message via Yahoo to lmw80
Be careful with the sinking pellets. If your catfish don't like the particular kind you get for them, it will end up sitting on the bottom and cause a huge mess (believe me, I know!!). Once you know which ones they like....it's usually a brand, buy as tkos suggests....fish need variety, so you should get more than one kind.
__________________
-Lori
Join the Eastern PA/Greater Philadelphia Forum! Click here: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/groupcp.php?g=7825

Aquariums are like jello - there's always room for more.
lmw80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2003, 11:48 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,444
Most catfish aren't too concerned about what is available as they are scavengers. Soemtimes they tend to nibble at food for awhile. That is why I make sure to only drop 1 tablet per catfish. So far my cories have been having a lovely dining experience.
__________________
tkos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2003, 08:19 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 12
Baby Catfish

I have 8 catfish, they are 1" to 1.5 inches, I caught them from a local pond. I'm using BIO-BLEND tropical fish food, most of the food sink the food are little pellets, some float around the tank. The pellets are small enough for the cat's but some cat's spit them out. I hope they are eating.
__________________
rwhitham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2003, 09:20 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,444
Cats tend to eat little bits then move on. They will keep coming back though. Like all fish you shouldn't over feed.

Watch out though as wild caught catfish might end up being huge. Things like channel catfish can reach 4 feet long and weigh 40 pounds.
__________________
tkos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2003, 09:50 AM   #7
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
I have 8 catfish, they are 1" to 1.5 inches, I caught them from a local pond.
You are probably keeping these fish illegally. Most, if not all, states require permits of some kind to keep fish from the wild. However, unless you do something drastic, I doubt you will be caught. Please check your state regulations, I don't like encouraging people to break the law.

OK, have you ID'd these cats? Any idea what kind they are? That small they could be babies of a large variety catfish, or they could be what's known as "Madtoms" a very small type of catfish that mostly don't get larger than 2-5 inches.

Inso far as feeding goes, I'd get them some earthworms. Just dig some up from the garden, they will likely love them. feed worms and pellets at the same time, they should learn to eat the pellets too. Be very careful not to overfeed.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2003, 06:50 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 12
Pond Cats

corvuscorax, thanks for the law advice, I will research it. Also if I can take clear pictures of the cats can you help me identify them? Can I e-mail them to you? The largest one I've ever seen from the pond was 10" long, I believe that's as big as these get.
__________________
rwhitham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2003, 08:01 PM   #9
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yeah sure, post pics here if you can. I have a few Native fish books, I can probably give you an ID.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2003, 08:20 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 2,724
www.planetcatfish.com
Post the pics there in their ID forum and you are sure to get the right anwser. Those guys are amazing with how much they know.
__________________

RogerMcAllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
catfish, feed

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Platydoras Costatus AKA .. Humbug Catfish or Dora Catfish Steven A Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 08-29-2005 07:27 PM
have tank have fish can feed fish no idea how to feed eel Montwo Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 11-20-2004 11:29 PM
How much to feed brackish columbian catfish? flipz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 03-31-2004 01:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×