Do Catfish Sleep?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Mr. Foster, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    This is probably a weird question but I was wondering if catfish ever sleep? Take a Flathead for example, You can catch them in the morning,noon,afternoon,evening ,night, and late night. I have caught them at all these times. Are they on shifts like people at work? Maybe I have too much time on my hands to think of these things, lol?
     
  2. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Maybe they just take,, Catnaps.... sorry, sorry,, I couldn't resist...
     

  3. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    ba-dum-chishhhhhh :smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
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    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    SWeiss New Member

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    That was bad. :smile2:
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I had some cats in the pictus family in my aquarium, and they would go to the bottom after the light had been off awhile and their eyes kinda look down. Im guessin they were asleep.
     
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    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    The old post was good reading and worth the time , Thanks Paul
     
  9. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    LOL, its a good question and just the other night Pat asked me the same thing, this was what I told him.

    I often bring home small cats and put them in my tanks at home because the kids love lookin at them, next trip out I just take them back.

    Bream and cats IMO sleep to some extent. I often can slowly stick my hand in the water and they don't move at all until I touch them. Then they will go crazy and take off to hide. If there not in this state you cant get near them at all.

    Just my take on it but I think they are snoozing away in there, LOL.
     
  10. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Thanks for the 2005 post, Paul.
     
  11. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    the past few trips out i'd say yes cause they must of been sleepin while i was there :eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  12. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I have experienced sleepy catfish as well on several outtings:wink::smile2: