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Old 04-19-2018, 11:50 AM   #1
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can catfish overeat??

Hallo!!! My catfish Toby (I don't know how to sex him so I just call him tobias) is very round around his belly!!! Is he overeating or is it possible that he is about to lay eggs? He is a suncat and hides when the light is on so I do not have any pictures of him, unfortunately!!
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welcome to AA ,
yes any fish can over eat but it can be regulated by how much you feed . over feeding can lead to a smelly dirty tank , it can also cause your water to turn cloudy it can also fuel algae ,

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O SHOOT I put this in the wrong thread cause I'm a fool kandkandjsj very sorry aboot that!!!!
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Hallo!!! My catfish Toby (I don't know how to sex him so I just call him tobias) is very round around his belly!!! Is he overeating or is it possible that he is about to lay eggs? He is a suncat and hides when the light is on so I do not have any pictures of him, unfortunately!!
Yes. Catfish can overeat. Some speices are more prone to it than others. The are opportunist that will tend to eat everything that their barbells tell them is edible. But, on the other hand, it could be a female that's full of ripened eggs...it's the time of year. If it is eggs and no male is present, she could lay them anyway in which case they get eaten or in some cases, a fishes body after awhile will reabsorb them as nutrients.
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