Raising Catfish for food

Raising catfish is fairly easy once everything is setup. Catfish are fast growers compared to most other fish, that is why they are so popular as a homestead food source. Channel catfish can be ready for harvest in as little as four months. The best temperature for growth is between 60 and 70 degrees.

Varieties of catfish

Catfish are very hardy and can be raised in just about any container. Some common tanks for channel catfish are aquariums, small backyard ponds, food grade plastic barrels, and plastic storage containers. The method for keeping the fish alive varies from each container and we will attempt to cover all the options.

Feeding channel catfish is pretty easy. They eat just about anything you put in front of them. A diet of commercial pellets and earthworms work the best for growth. You can save money by raising your own earthworms. I will post a article about that later.




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Raising Catfish in a Barrel

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