Bottom Feeder Fish Food & Catfish Food - That Pet Place
never bought the NLS, so that's on my list for my next trip to the pet shop!
I bought two channel catfish three years ago from a pet store. They were a couple of inches long when I got them and put them in my backyard pond along with existing six Koi and five gold fish of assorted sizes. At first the cats were very shy and would not surface to eat. Now they have adapted and swim around like the other fish and have grown to over a foot in length. Yes, they do compete with the other fish for Koi food but it has not caused any problem. I spread the food out over the surface of the pond and all the fish get to eat. I agree the cats do not help keep the pond clean, however, they do not eat the other smaller fish, and other than producing waste (no more than the other fish of equal size), they do not cause any problems and seem to easily survive various water temperatures. They no not have the bright colors as the Koi, but nonetheless they are my pets and I enjoy them just as much as the other fish. Actually I enjoy watching them more to see how they continue to adapt to their environment. If by chance they get too large for the pond, then I will have to deal with that.
Essentially, channel catfish like to eat everything. They are omnivores that lean toward meaty foods. They will eat just about anything they can fit in their mouths and will make a good try at anything else. For their day-to-day feedings, you can feed a flake or pellet food. Generally, you should use flake foods for young channel cats and pellets for larger fish. Many pet shops sell flakes and pellets specifically formulated for catfish. Use prepared foods like these as the main food for your fish.
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Temperament: Walking catfish are aggressive slow moving fish that are best kept with larger semi-aggressive fish like barb fish and some species of cichlids. Walking catfish should not share a tank with smaller fish as they will eat them. They are territorial fish that will fight with others of their own kind; they are best kept solitary or in opposite sex pairs. Owners should be careful when putting their hands in tank, as the Walking catfish might attack their hand. However, over time the catfish will usually get use to their owner and become accepting of them and may even take food out of their hands. Walking catfish have a toxic spine that is located behind its tail that can cause pain and a burning sensation if it punctures a person’s skin; owners will need to be very careful if they need to handle them. Walking catfish are fairly easy to care for and are fine for novice fish owners, but are not appropriate pets for children.Aquarium catfish are slightly different from their wild counterparts. While they do feed off of algae and other decaying organic material that settles to the aquarium floor, they need additional food to live and should be fed the same way as other pet fish.Channel catfish, a categorization that includes more than 45 species, account for all the commercial food fish production in the United States. There are nearly as many regional nicknames for the fish as there are species. In the United States alone they’re known as mud cats, polliwogs, chuckleheads, big bullheads, shovelheads, scoopers and flatties, to name a few. While there are nearly 40 species of catfish in North America alone, only six have been cultured for or show potential for commercial production. Aside from that, certain species of catfish make excellent pet fish and aquarium mates.Live food in the aquarium is a special treat for channel catfish. They respond well to live foods, apparently relishing the chance to hunt. Many pet shops sell food items like feeder guppies, live crayfish and possible various worms and shrimp. Pick a feeder large enough for your channel cat, and release it into the tank.