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Channel X blue hybrid catfish appear similar to pure channel catfish but may prove to be an overall better fish to rear commercially.  These market-size fish were produced in only 18 months from egg.

 Market-size fish

By counting the opaque glass pellets visible in x-rayed catfish, scientists can calculate the amount of feed the fish have consumed.


x-rayed catfish


A channel catfish with small bumps and inflammation on its tailfin, which indicate the presence of Bolbophorus flatworms beneath the skin.



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Last Modified: 4/5/2010
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