View Full Version : albino catfish HELP

10-28-2012, 04:06 AM
I have 2 albino cats. About 8 inches in a 55 gallon tank. There are 3 blue acias cichilds about 2inches and 3 labs. About 2 inches. The labs. Are completely gone. Could the cats have eaten them?

10-28-2012, 10:15 AM
You really gotta be more specific than that when it comes to catfish, they have a massive number of species that fall under that name.

If you don't know the species then posting a picture is your best bet for us being able to help you :22:

10-29-2012, 05:55 PM
Sorry they won't come out of hiding long enough to get picture. I think they are albino channel cats. They grew from 3 inches to 8 inches in 4 months.

10-30-2012, 05:42 AM
I'm sure it goes for most catfish when I say if it can fit in there mouth then there is a good chance it's going to be food. Channel cats, if that's what they are, aren't just bottom feeders. The number 1 thing fisherman use at the lake near me to catch them are waterdogs (tiger salamander tadpoles) on a bobber 2 feet from the surface.

10-30-2012, 06:00 AM
Thanks for the reply. I took them out of tank today so problem solved.

11-01-2012, 01:12 PM
That would be a good idea in the wild channel cats can grow up to 5 feet and over 50lbs.