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Can you touch catfish?

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They're soft, pliable, and touching them or having them touch you is no different than touching the whiskers on a dog. There's absolutely no concern with being stung by catfish whiskers, they're not going to hurt you. The areas of concern in regard to being “hurt” or “stung” are the dorsal and pectoral fins.

FAQ

  • Where do fish go when a pond dries up?

    Most dehydrate and die, or are eaten by predators as water leaves, while some, can live out of water and move. Some, burrow into mud and wait for water to return.

  • Is dry fish good for cancer patients?

    Dry fish on your plate may cause cancer. Bhubaneswar: Top oncologists working with premier hospitals like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar and Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC), Cuttack suspect presence of carcinogenic contents in salted dry fish.

  • How many fish can you have in a 1000 Litre tank?

    Working with tank volume Tank water volume of 1000 litres you work out the number of fish like this: (1m3) multiplied by Density Factor (25kg/m3) divided by the weight of fish at harvest (0.5kg) will give you the amount of fish to stock with. This example = 50 fish.

  • Can I feed my catfish with rice?

    It can be used in catfish feeds at levels up to about 35 percent of diet. The digestible energy of corn germ meal is lower than that of corn grain. Rice bran is the bran layer and germ of the rice, with only such quantity of hull fragments and broken rice as is unavoidable in the regular milling of edible rice.

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  • Do you have to purge Farm Raised clams?

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