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Channel Catfish

Discussion in 'Fish' started by bigdaddy, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Super Moderator

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    Hi everyone,

    I've read a bit about channel catfish in the US and I believe it is a superb fish to eat.

    Can anyone tell me why we do not hear a lot about it in Australia?

    Is it classed as a pest?

    Cheers.
     
  2. orcy2010

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  3. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Super Moderator

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    Thanks Orcy,

    Now I know,it looks like it's the Tandanus for catfish then.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Domonix

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    yea the forktails taste horrible, however the eel tails have a really nice texture and flavour to them, they get my vote for the best tasting freshwater fish.
     
  5. TheNative

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    Catfish is one of my favorite fish as far as taste goes. Just had some yesterday. Breaded and fried... Mmmm...
     
  6. Swamp Creek Farms

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    I've got channel cats, speckled cats, bream and bass in my AP system. Took them from the pond. Been catching these little warmouth about 1 inch, perfect for the system. I wanna add some of them and see how long they take to grow. The bass and cats would eat them. But they taste great ! Fried a mess of them up sat. night.

    Wish we could trade fish. I can't get any thing else local. Tilapia are too far away and semi restricted. Never had barra, is that right ?
     
  7. CharlieX

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    where can I get a few channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, to trial my small pond?
    I'm from Melbourne, Australia

    much grateful if you can direct me....thanks a bunch
     
  8. Mel Redcap

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    Short answer: You can't. (n)

    Long answer: Unfortunately channel catfish are a declared noxious species in Australia, and are illegal to import or own: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fishe...-diseases/noxious-aquatic-species-in-victoria
     
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    thanks Mel,
    the #1 fish in the fish farming industry in America is not allowed in Australia, it's no wonder Australia is always behind :D

    okay, so where can I get a few small Bluefin Tuna to trial my tanks?
     

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