What do they all eat?

What do Catfish eat?

What do Catfish eatMost catfish are bottom feeders. They are primarily piscivorous, feeding on fish such as electric knifefishes, cichlids, loricariids, and characins. What do Catfish eat



They may consume on other fish such as sábalos, Prochilodus lineatus, and bogas, Leporinus obtusidens. Opportunistic feeders, they may also feed on crustaceans such as crabs or shrimps.


Catfish description:

Catfish (order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the heaviest and longest, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia and the second longest, the wels catfish of Eurasia, to detritivores (species that eat dead material on the bottom), and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and also naked types, neither having scales. Despite theirname, not all catfish have prominent barbels; members of the Siluriformes order are defined by features of the skull and swimbladder. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance; many of the larger species are farmed or fished for food. Many of the smaller species, particularly the genus Corydoras, are important in the aquarium hobby.

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