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The Channel catfish (scientific name: Ictalurus punctatus) is a species of fish in the family Ictalidae and genus Ictalurus. It is a large fish with a maximum individual weight of over 20 kilograms. It has a longer body shape, a wider and fatter front, a thinner rear, and a longer head. The mouth is in a sub terminal position, with 4 pairs of dark gray antennae on the upper and lower jaws of the head, varying in length. The oral horn is the longest, the nasal beard is the shortest, and the eyes are smaller. The gill hole is larger in the lateral middle position, and the gill membrane does not connect to the cheek. The surface of the body is smooth, with complete lateral lines. The sides and back of the body are light gray or light tea green, and the abdomen is milky white or silver white. There are obvious and irregular black spots on both sides of the juvenile fish, while the mature spots gradually become less obvious or disappear. 1 dorsal fin, short base, 1 fin spine, serrated posterior margin, 6-7 fin strips; The pectoral fin has 1 serrated hard spine and 8-9 fin strips; Abdominal fins in the abdominal position, with 8-9 fins; The base of the anal fin is longer, with 24-29 fins; The caudal fin forks deeply; There is a fat fin behind the dorsal fin.
Originating from the North American continent, from southern Canada to northern Mexico. Now most of the channel catfish are farmed in China,which is the biggest supplier of the channel catfish on the world.
The spotted forktail roundworm is a warm water fish that inhabits the bottom layers of rivers, reservoirs, streams, backwaters, swamps, and oxbow lakes. During the juvenile stage, the activity of the fish is relatively weak and they prefer to gather at the edge of the pool to feed and move. As the fish grows, their swimming ability increases and gradually shifts towards the middle and lower layers of the water body for activity. In winter, activities mainly occur at the bottom of the water body, and the activity capacity is significantly reduced. Mainly feeds on benthic animals, small fish, shrimp, aquatic insects, organic debris, etc.
The spotted catfish belongs to the bottom layer fish. During the juvenile stage, the activity of the fish is relatively weak and they prefer to gather at the edge of the pool to feed and move. As the fish grows, their swimming ability increases and gradually shifts towards the middle and lower layers of the water body for activity. In winter, activities mainly occur at the bottom of the water body, and the activity capacity is significantly reduced.
Channel catfish is originally a carnivore fish. Domesticated channel catfish can feed on plant feed, mainly feeding on benthos, aquatic insects, zooplankton, organic debris, plant seeds and miscellaneous fish in natural waters; Usually foraging at the bottom, detecting food through touch and smell. The eyes of the strait catfish are larger than those of other catfish species and are to some extent adapted to visual feeding. They are active from sunset until midnight. They are most active when the water level rises. They rarely eat in winter. Young fish mainly rely on plankton and aquatic insect larvae. Under artificial feeding conditions, all growth stages prefer to consume artificially prepared pellet feed. The feeding characteristic is daily and night feeding, mainly at the bottom level, and has the habit of feeding in groups. However, during the juvenile stage, they often come to the water surface to feed.
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