Golden channel Catfish

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by truck, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. truck

    truck New Member

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    Anybody have them in their pond or lake?I have 2 in an aquarium and man do they grow fast!
     
  2. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I know the USDA has a channel that is supposed to grow faster than normal. I believe it is called USDA 103. It was developed for fish farms. They say they get to market size 20% faster than regular. Is your aquarium heated. Max grow occurs around 70 degrees. Thats why all large fish farms are located in the southern states. Where did you get your fish. I would like to see and possibly aquire some.
     

  3. truck

    truck New Member

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    williamsburg ohio
    No I don't heat it,is just room temp 68 deg.got them at a pet store,also got 2 blue ones but they are not growing as fast.
     
  4. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    i have some also truck, they grow really fast, especially when you feed them pieces of hot dogs every day
     
  5. Cliffcat

    Cliffcat New Member

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    Missouri
    I've not heard of them before. Are they just a color phase of a channel?

    Ralph
     
  6. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    Anybody got a picture?
     
  7. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    Is it a golden or albino? Eyes Red? The albinos I been catching have a golden tint.
     
  8. truck

    truck New Member

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    williamsburg ohio
    They are golden,the second pic shows the color better.The flash made the first pic look white.
     
  9. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    hey truck when i get back from baseball tonight i will take pics of my 2 channels. They are a beutiful dark blue
     
  10. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser New Member

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    New Mexico
    yea lets c them pics I want to catch a few little channels wish we had flatties or blues but only channels I want to put some in my big ol fish tank and c how big they get I have a bullhead i caught on liver last year that was about 8" at the time he is about 12" now.
     
  11. mudman

    mudman New Member

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    North Carolina
    I have caught one of those and i could'ent believe my eyes.
     
  12. FordTruckGuySTX

    FordTruckGuySTX New Member

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    I'm wantin to see some more of these pics myself. i would get one of my little blue channel but i cant ever hardly find him in the pond