catfish in a tank


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  • Location: Western Pennsylvania, United States
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing catfish being raised in a tank at Butler Middle School in Pennsylvania. The name catfish derives from the long barbels or feelers around the mouth of the fish which resemble a cats whiskers.

More info: Catfish come in many different sizes from small species such as the dwarf or micro catfish at 4 to 5cm (1.5 to 2 inches) to the huge wels catfish, a large European species at up to 4.4mtrs (15 feet) and 300kg (660 pounds) in weight.

Some of the smaller species of catfish are popular for keeping in aquariums whilst some of the larger are edible food sources – including many North American food and sport fishes such as the blue catfish and the channel catfish, which accounts for virtually all of the commercial food fish production in the United States.