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Old 06-30-2005, 01:27 AM   #11
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The largest is the wels or danubian catfish native to the rivers of central and eastern Europe and the only catfish found in British waters. It feeds mainly on fish, but will eat almost anything including frogs, rats and water birds. In the large rivers of Russia such as the Dneiper it can reach over 650 pounds and a length of 16 feet; such fish are probably around a hundred years old.
I grew up on Danube. I remember, it wasn't unusual local fishermen pulling out 400 pounders.

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Those guys are known as the 'gentle giant' they don't have teeth and typically feed on algae. Amazing right? as a fry, they are about 1/4 inch long, by eleven days they are 1 inch long. So they grow pretty fast.


That's the website about different catfish. I was researching my paroon and found disheartening things but that also has some other catfish (ones that can get 16 feet long) Like "Silurus glanis, the wels, have been reported up to 16 feet 8 inches and weighing over 730 pounds"

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yeah, it is sad to hear that all the giants are slowly disappearing. I have seen a 120 lb flat head, and I thought that was huge
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Wow! That is HUGE!
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I wondered where my fish went, he got away the last time I was walking him.......
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hey that's the same fish I had in my backyard kiddie pool!

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646 lb. Catfish caught in Thailand.

Can't believe this hasn't been posted yet:

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The fishermen had hoped to sell the fish to environmental groups, which planned to release it to spawn upriver, but it died before it could be handed over and then was chopped up and sold in pieces to villagers as food.
Why couldn't the fisherman just allow the fish to spawn up river

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Doubt that was ever his intent... Can't really blame him... A 646 pound catfish will feed lots of people. It is a endangered species, which is the bad part.

I just read a report about 3 weeks ago about how they released a handful of these catfish back in the river to spawn. Bet a few of those have already been caught and eaten.

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