Back to Nature Guide to Catfishes
Catfishes are the most popular group of ornamental fishes available today, ask any aquarist, retailer, wholesaler, importer, and exporter. Almost every aquarium community has its resident species. In nature catfishes thrive in torrential waterfalls, large lakes, thundering rivers, and quiet streams. They are mostly nocturnal, secretive, mysterious animals, and this factor certainly makes them attractive to hobbyists. Another factor behind their success is the wonderful multitude of sizes, shapes, and forms found throughout the world. In captivity most catfishes are adaptable to water conditions and they usually prove extremely resilient against diseases. This up-to-date guide provides an overview to species currently available and includes basic information on how to maintain them in captivity. With over 280 beautiful color photos.