View Full Version : Mystery Catfish
08-20-2008, 11:04 PM
hello, today i was at a petland and saw a 2 3/4" catifish(only one there) unlike any i've ever seen in a pet/fish store i liked it so i got it. the tank he was in was unmarked so i asked an employee what it was so he called someone and got a name for it and a price. it was a suposedly a bulhead catfish but i'm not so sure about the truth to that. i got him for $2.99 (U.S.). does anybody know what he truly is and any care information? he may actually be a bullhead but i really have no idea. in the picture notice hoe he has whisker on the top of his head.
08-20-2008, 11:06 PM
Looks kind of like pim type cat but I can't really see the markings...
08-20-2008, 11:55 PM
ok i'll take another pic
08-21-2008, 12:02 AM
08-21-2008, 04:01 AM
Black Bullhead, Ameiurus melas
08-21-2008, 04:08 AM
It does look like a black bullhead which gets 16" and thats all I know about them. :c3: I also read that they will eat anything and have a big mouth so follow the same rule as an Oscar if it fits in their mouth dont put it in.
08-21-2008, 05:11 AM
I with the rest now that we can see the markings.........
08-21-2008, 07:52 AM
i agree with everyone else black bullhead ,i'd do some reaserch on it:19:
08-21-2008, 08:35 AM
yeah it looks like a black bull head they get a fair size
08-21-2008, 09:07 PM
does anybody know how to care for a bullhead? most importantly, what should i feed it(rember, he's only like 3")?
08-21-2008, 11:35 PM
carnivorus? worms would make em happy but like most cats some veggies
08-21-2008, 11:46 PM
Any sort of appropriate-size sinking pellets, they aren't picky eaters.
11-02-2008, 09:07 AM
this thread is about 2 months old
11-03-2008, 03:41 PM
I agree with it being a Bullhead.
11-23-2008, 06:20 AM
we have alot of people with brown bullheads around here and I know they are especially fond of earthworms... makes em grow very quickly too.
It mght be a black lancer cat.
Looks like a channel cat but my bull cat is more lighter then him
03-06-2009, 06:44 PM
Its Def. A Black Bullhed I Work For New York State Dep.of Eviro. Conser, We Breed These Guys By The Thousands, Can Take Cooler Water, Feed It Anything U Would Any Other Omnivorous Catfish
03-09-2009, 08:06 PM
...that is considred a predotory fish?
03-09-2009, 08:32 PM
Bullhead catfish are scavengers, but they will happily eat any live fish small enough to fit into their mouth.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.