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Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Mar 25, 2007.
how do u tell if the channels's pregnate
If the female is egg laden, she'll appear to have a pot belly. If she's ready to spawn her eggs, they'll squirt from her opening very near her anus when you gently squeeze her.
It's much easier to tell if she's got eggs by opening her up and looking while you're cleaning the fish. :roll_eyes:
The above is accurate. I am assuming you want to let it lay those eggs for future generations to catch. I really appreciate that.
I swear Im not the father LOL
i want to let them go thats why
more fish for me :big_smile:
I think if the belly is real fat they is pregnant.
You will NEVER see a pregnant catfish. They don't exist.
They will carry eggs, or be gravid, but technically they are not pregnant.
The only way to tell if they have eggs is to cut them open.
jersey cat, you ain't right!
I've seen some fat catfish with no eggs, so the only way I can tell is to clean it. If I squeez it, and no eggs squirt out, I assume it's not preggers.
Well ya got part of it right ,but like Albert said if they are close the eggs will squirt out when ya sqeeze em.
caviar? (sp) lol JK
id never eat that stuff......
but the above sounds pretty good
As my rule goes, I never keep any fish in the spawn seson. I only take a few small cats a year to eat anyhow. Please release most of your fish so we can keep enjoying them. Have fun