What kind of cats do i have?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Cattracker16, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Cattracker16

    Cattracker16 New Member

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    Hello fellow catfishers i have a delima i am trying to figure out what kind of cats i have in my fish tank. bad part is they won't stay still long enough for me to snap a good pic of them. there tail is flat on the end not v'd like a channel. i think they are flats but i'm not sure take a look at pic
     

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  2. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    based on color and basic body shape... they look like either black or yellow bullheads... you can tell for sure by looking at the roof of their mouth... if the ends of the tooth plate extend back into the mouth (forming sort of a u shape) then its a flat head, if it doesn't its a bullhead...
     

  3. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i cant say either bro. but if you caught it your self i'd say bullhead. if you bougtht it then who knows. :confused:
     
  4. brian sax

    brian sax New Member

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    to me it looks like some type of bullhead, if i was to say anything i would say yellow bullhead.
     
  5. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    can't say from the pis but it could be a yellow channel . Can you count the anal fins rays that would help.
     
  6. Environmentor

    Environmentor New Member

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    Hey Cattracker,
    You live near me (Buffalo, IA). Given the location and your picture I would agree with photocat that it is a type of bullhead (Brown, Black, or Yellow).
    I have a hybrid bluegill/greensunfish in one of my tanks right now. I also worked a few summers at Fairport Fish Hatchery and River Research Monitoring Station and had a baby muskie and walleye that we raised at the hatchery, but they went belly up for some odd reason - I think the stress got to the muskie. I also had several stonerollers, johnny darters, shiners, minnows from a senior thesis project (on Devils Creek) I did last semester at school, but they died while I was on vacation. I had to put them in a larger tank while I was gone, and it was either with the hybrid sunfish or my African Clawed Frogs. My frogs were pretty fat when I got home.
    Only about 10 catfish species live in Iowa. Where did you catch ‘em? Farmpond, Mississippi, Lake, Creek? If you bought it at a pet store it could be anything from any country. However, this site gives some descriptive detail (try counting barbels or fin rays) and look up bullheads first. (I don’t think it is anything but a type of bullhead.)

    http://www.iowadnr.com/fish/iafish/catfishf.html
     
  7. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    It looks vary much like the bullhead I have in my tank.
     
  8. Environmentor

    Environmentor New Member

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    P.S. I like the Iowa DNR site, but for the fin ray counts and more information click on the "Iowa Fish and Fishing" link shown under each species information and picture.
     
  9. Cattracker16

    Cattracker16 New Member

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    Thanks guys i'll look into them being bullhead.. if they are they going to be bait.. them and the darn goldfish.. :cursing: got the fishes at the bait store when i picked up some minnows.. scotty bait in muscatine
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a channel cat!
     
  11. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    100% channel cat
     
  12. Fishing Fred

    Fishing Fred New Member

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  13. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I would say definitely a channel. But....if the tail is as described, I would lean towards a yellow bullhead.
     
  14. Fordman

    Fordman New Member

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    Bullhead
    Black Bullhead
    Ameiurus melas

    The brown bullhead and yellow have different colorizations from pictures that I have seen.

    Do I win????? :rolleyes:
     
  15. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    100% Bullhead, I don't know what kind though, Vern
     
  16. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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  17. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    It's a bullhead,from the pic. I'd say it's a brown bullhead.
     
  18. Cutshad

    Cutshad New Member

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    I'm gonna say definate Flathead bait! looks like a bullhead too me... :eek:
     
  19. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Doesn't look like a flathead, because the lower jaw doesn't stick out past the upper lip. Count the rays in the anal fin.
     
  20. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    thats a bullhead.