Ictalurus punctatus

Common Names: Channel Catfish
Graceful Catfish
Synonyms: Silurus punctatus
Family: Ictaluridae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: Pacific - North; Southern and Western USA.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Predatory; Predatory, not suitable for most communities.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed small fish, large sinking pellets. Will eat most foods. A very large aquarium is required with dark areas and fine gravel. Plants are usually uprooted by constant digging.
6 - 8
12°C - 30°C
54°F - 86°F
4 dH - 30 dH
Potential Size: Male: 130cm (51.2")
Female: 130cm (51.2")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Nocturnal; Nocturnal
Gender: Not possible to determine.
Breeding: Attempts should be made only in large ponds.
Comments: Not recommended for home aquaria. There is also an albino version as well.
Main Colours: Silver, Black
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
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