Interesting Facts About catfish

Thursday, September 1, 2011

  • A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds

  • Catfish are raised in freshwater ponds of only four to six feet deep.

  • Farm-raised catfish are taught to eat feed pellets that float on the water surface. Catfish are bottom-feeding wild.

  • A catfish can put up to 4,000 eggs a year per pound of body weight.

  • Small catfish are called "fry" as they still live on food supplied by the yolk sac.

  • When the catfish reach 4 inches long are called "fry" (the size of an index finger).

  • The catfish are harvested in the nets when they weigh about one to one and a half pounds.

  • About 95% of farm-raised catfish in the nation stands in Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana.

  • Catfish is now the fifth most popular fish in America.

  • Catfish is available throughout the year.

  • More than 447 million pounds of catfish were produced in 1995.


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Anonymous said...

These are interesting facts.