View Full Version : Sun catfish ate gourami?

03-26-2008, 04:07 AM
Does anyone know if a six-inch sun/eclipse catfish could eat a 2 1/2 inch blue gourami? I can't find the gourami or even pieces of its body anywhere; I know he was not sick, all my water parameters are good and I can't remember the last time I had a fish die (and it's kind of wierd that it happened to be the smallest fish in the aq). The only thing I can think of is that the eclipse ate it. I know those catfish are known to eat everything small enough and have large mouths but still... And I do keep the catfish well fed.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you

03-26-2008, 04:24 AM
yep, my bet would be on he ate it

03-26-2008, 04:36 AM
Sorry to hear about that :( No good!

03-26-2008, 08:49 AM
sorry to hear that,but i think its the sun catfish.....

03-27-2008, 12:59 AM
Thanks everybody...wasn't sure if that catfish was big enough to eat a fish almost half its length, especially since he doesn't really have any teeth.

03-27-2008, 02:02 AM
it happens. my 8" red devil ate my 3" green terror, the green terror got wedged in his mouth and i almost took the RD for surgery but he swallowed it after 36 hours

03-27-2008, 06:23 AM
Cocoa that is a true battle I have to say!
Must have been an intense experience

03-27-2008, 02:22 PM
yeah, dave66 told me what to do. i tried pliers in his mouth but that got nowhere and the real vet said noone in there knew fish so i just waited