View Full Version : Catfish name help

12-07-2007, 01:44 PM
I have 2 catfish which are gray with a black dot behind there eyes, does anyone know what type of catfish they are, or how i can find out?

Lady Hobbs
12-07-2007, 02:01 PM
joaquin, I have moved your post to it's own thread rather than it getting buried at the bottom of someone elses. But there are many, many kinds of catfish. You will probably have to post a picture for proper ID.

There are also several sites online of catfish pictures, etc, and you may find there what you are looking for.

12-07-2007, 02:11 PM
Great thanks Lady Hobbs, im new to this forum. I will post a pic.

12-07-2007, 02:34 PM
im not sure why my picture is not showing, but if someone can click on my user name you can see the picture. Can someone tell me what type of catfish this is? Thanks

12-07-2007, 02:51 PM
I can't see the little picture but when I was trying to ID my cory I found a lot of good pics that helped on planetcatfish.com. It might take some looking but you'll probably find a match there.

12-07-2007, 02:54 PM
Can't see the picture. Try this to insert a picture:
1. Set up a photobucket account (free and easy).
2. Set the default photo size to 800x600.
3. Upload your pic to the photobucket site.
4. Link us here to the picture and we'll be able to help more!

12-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Looks like a sun catfish.

12-07-2007, 03:08 PM
Wow dude, your vision is incredible. Or you used a magnifying glass! :c12:

12-07-2007, 03:22 PM
yes they look just like the sun catfish, I will try the picture bucket also, Thanks for everyones help.

12-07-2007, 03:50 PM
I did the photo bucket, now how do I link it to here, im sorry i never did this before.

12-07-2007, 04:02 PM
Either post the webpage as a link or put an image in a post using:

cut and paste url found below the pic in photobucket

12-07-2007, 04:18 PM
Ok, here is the pic, I hope it works. Thanks

12-07-2007, 04:23 PM
Definitely sun cats, they can get pretty big. 16" max if I am remembering correctly. I would double check on fishbase.org but it is being very slow. That is the best site for accurate information on things like max size, natural water parameters, etc.

12-07-2007, 04:26 PM
Thanks for your help. I will do that, Im looking to get a big setup for them probably a 72 gallon bowfront. Im looking to see where i can get a reasonable price.