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Everything about CatFish || [Types-Caring-Feeding]

Hey guys wassup, ths is Ronit, and todays
video is all about catfish,first am gonna show you all types of
catfish, thn am gonna discuss about how to tell their gender , what to feed them , how
to care for them etc etc And if you like this video please make sure
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havn’t already and that being said, lets get started. Catfish are an extremely diverse group of
ray-finned fish that get their nickname from their feline-looking whiskers, which are actually
barbels that act as a defense mechanism (unlike other fish that have scales to defend them). Catfish can live in a number of conditions,
with species that live in saltwater, freshwater and brackish water. Some catfish prefer stagnant water and others
call rivers and streams with fast-moving currents their homes, it all depends. Some species of catfish are nocturnal(sleep
during the day) while others are diurnal(active during the day). how to tell the gender
look at the size of adult catfish. Male catfish are smaller and narrower than
female catfish. The females can grow up to 1 inch larger than
males. Notice the width of the catfish body. Female catfish are wider than males by 1 1/2
inches in the belly area. The extra room is needed to carry many eggs. The female catfish is also rounder than the
male catfish. Analyze the size of the head of adult catfish. The head of male catfish will be larger and
wider than the female catfish. The male catfish’s head can be up to 1 inch
larger. Check out the dorsal fins of catfish. Male catfish will have longer fins than that
of females. Males will also have brighter colored fins. Look at the openings on the catfish belly. Both will have two openings at the lower belly,
one for the anus and the other for the genitals. Male genitals are raised and shaped like a
nipple. The female catfish genital area has an opening
that is rounded. Right before spawning, the female genital
area will be reddish and swollen. how to care
first lets talk about their housing system Keep them in an appropriate size aquarium;
provide proper filtration to maintain health and provide plenty of space for swimming and
hiding places. Stable water quality and parameters are critical
to the health of catfish. Some Catfish prefer to live in schools but
can be happy alone (such as corys). Most Catfish like to swim at the bottom of
the aquarium and need plenty of hiding places. they will scavenge for food and eat almost
anything. Many species have barbs for defense. Habitat Maintenance
Daily: check filter, water temperature and other equipment. Weekly: check water quality at least once
a week. Monthly: change 10-25% of the total volume
of water every 2-4 weeks, or as needed. Introduce new inhabitants to the aquarium
gradually. Some can be kept with most community fish
of similar size and temperament, including other catfish. what to feed
Things to remember when feeding your Catfish: They will scavenge food but need to be specifically
fed. Feed prepared foods according to the directions
on the packaging. Thaw frozen food before feeding. A well-balanced Catfish diet consists of: Sinking pellets or flake foods. Brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and bloodworms
(live or frozen).


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