How Old do Catfish Get? (Captivity vs Wild)

How Old do Catfish Get? (Captivity vs Wild)

The term “catfish” covers a wide range of fish with whisker-like protuberances around their faces. You have likely seen a picture of fishermen catching absolutely massive catfish, but just how old are these whiskered giants? So, how old do catfish get? In captivity, most smaller species of catfish can live around twenty-five years, while larger…

Can a Catfish Eat a Human?

Can a Catfish Eat a Human?

Catfish come in all shapes and sizes, from several inches long to several hundred pounds or more. Some with teeth, some without whiskers, all with razor-sharp, venom-coated spines. They can be found in inland and coastal waters on every continent on the globe except Antarctica. Their behaviors range from parasitic to predatory. But are they…