weird catfish

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by mswaterfowler, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. mswaterfowler

    mswaterfowler New Member

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    I was fishing this local lake the other day and caaught a catfish with some weird whiskers. they were all swoller and ugly. they almost looked like grey gulp earthworms. its mouth was swollen and bleeding a little. has anyone ever seen one like that? what was wrong with it?
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like some sort of infection. The fish has probably been feeding on mussels or it has been caught recently. Feeding on the bottom, their lips sometimes get all screwed up and I guess this could get pretty infected..............no I have never seen what you describe
     

  3. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    I had a Koi in my pond that had a fungus infection that made him kinda look like what you described.
     
  4. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    Too bad you did'nt take a picture so maybe we could have helped more.
     
  5. mswaterfowler

    mswaterfowler New Member

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    I had a couple of pictures on my phone, but i got a new one and it deleted them.