Catfish | Blue Channel Catfish

Catfish | Blue Channel Catfish

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Ictalurus furcatus

Common Names: Blue Channel Catfish, High Fin Blue Catfish, Humpback Catfish, North American Blue Catfish

Adult Size: 12 - 20 inches

Life Expectancy: 20 years

Habitat: North America

Minimum Pond Size: 1000 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 34 - 90°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.6
  • Hardness Range: 150ppm

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Channel catfish are very easy to feed in aquariums and will accept most meaty food that is offered for them. They eat primarily at night and will accept food in all waters levels. In the wild they feed on aquatic insects, crayfish, molluscs, crustaceans and other fish.

Breeding & Spawning: Non guarder, brood hider. They will not tend the eggs. 

Gender: When looking at them from the top of the tank, females will be thicker, wider.