What kind is it???

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by BAMA_CAT, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    Got this one yesterday and well need help to find out what kind of catfish it is!! Is it a Blue or a white thanks for your help!!

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  2. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Looks like a blue that went through hell and back..lol Maybe scars? I'm not a catfish expert (don't tell nobody that..), but that would be the only logical answer I can think of...

    -Red
     

  3. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    Looks like an Orka KillerCat to me.

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    Tony
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  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a very funny looking catfish, looks like its a Ocra Catfish. :smile2:
     
  5. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Looks like a blue with some kind of a pigment disorder.
     
  6. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    you guys think its an acra or somthing cat. well what is t hat and does anyone got any pictures.
     
  7. barrelbritches

    barrelbritches New Member

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    It looks to me like something tried to eat him and he scared over.
     
  8. Smuggo

    Smuggo New Member

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    They're saying it looks like an Orka or Killer Whale...The black and white markings resemble a Killer Whale....remember Free Willy or Shamu?
     
  9. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    About all I can say is that it is a catfish!It is neat looking. thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  10. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Hard to get a good look at the anal fin in the pic, but I would say a blue.
     
  11. jedt

    jedt New Member

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    Looks like a blue. Swimming in Lake Crisco will proly clear that up :wink:
     
  12. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    Man that's a cool lookin cat.
     
  13. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    That's a Holstein Catfish. They're not much good to eat, but the milk production is unbelievable...
     
  14. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    Has anyone seen one like this before?:crazy::crazy:
     
  15. stickusmc

    stickusmc New Member

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    ive been seeing bullheads like that all torn up and missing fins i think it must have something to do with spawning and territory just my 2 cents
     
  16. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    It's a rare subspecies of the Blue Catfish family. The latin name is Calicoticus Catis ala dipedocius ina acidosis.....or Calico Cat!
     
  17. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    I'm not sure what thier scientific name is but, lake meade at hoover dam is full of them. at the gift shop there's a place where people throw fish food over the edge. the water is painted with these things. and guessing by the size of some of them. i'm sure they're in the blue family. some i've seen looked like they weigh in at 50 pounds or better.
     
  18. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I AM an "Fish Expert" [Ichthyologist (minored in)] It would appear that its father was whats known in the scientific community as leucistic Not albino but has most of the charicteristics and 'Momma blue' was a 'run-o-the-mill' type and cross bred. that simple. I have seen Many many many brown trout in the hatchery that come out that way. Actually the father might have not even shown any signs of "albino-ism" because it's all genetic. Hope that clears it up fer ya! Oh, i'd have it mounted cause they're VERY RARE to find in the wild unless you got 'poppa blue' in a pond..EG: isolated waterway and it's genitics are passed on.
    Feel fre to tear this explanation apart but I'm going on education and experience here.:wink:
     
  19. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Im not so sure I would have had this thing mounted, first. I probably wouldhave tried to find him a home like a pond or local DNR or zoo. Ive never seen anything like this, but it sure is cool!
    How much did it weigh?
     
  20. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I have caught a few blues with this type of pigment disorder. I don't know if it's scaring or genetic, but it is strange. Wouldn't think that it's any cause for alarm, or particularly rare. If I have caught them, they can't be too rare. lol.