Wholesale Blue Channel Catfish

Did you know Ozark Fisheries now carries wholesale blue channel catfish? We hear from some of our customers that they are hard to find this year. That is why we are excited that we have them! Catfish are good scavengers for the aquarium or pond.

Wholesale blue channel catfish

Here is a little background on the blue channel catfish or Ictalurus furcatus. The Blue Channel catfish have a small, narrow head.  The back of the catfish is blue-gray with light blue to silver/grey sides and a white underbelly with some spots on the sides.  Larger channel catfish lose the black spots and generally take on a blue-black coloration on the back.  The male channel catfish becomes very dark during spawning season and develops a thick pad on their head.  They prefer to live in an environment with some current, and deep water with sand, gravel or ruff bottoms.  Blue Channel catfish also inhabit streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and ponds.  They also adapt well in standing water where stocked.  Annual spawning occurs mostly in rivers and streams in the spring and early summer when waters warm to 70 to 85 degrees.

By the way Ictalurus furcatus has a deeper meaning. Ictalurus means fish cat and Furcatus stands for forked, referring to this species’ deeply forked caudal fin.


About Sales Team

Need quality koi and quality goldfish? Looking for a direct-from-the-farm supplier of quality koi and quality goldfish for your water garden or aquarium business? If so, you have found the right place. Ozark Fisheries is a family owned and operated ornamental goldfish and koi farm, supplying the pet industry with quality feeder goldfish, fancy goldfish, koi and rosy red minnows for more than eight decades. We ship quality koi and quality goldfish every week of the year from our locations in Stoutland, MO and Martinsville, IN to distributors, wholesalers and retailers in the United States, Canada and Europe. With two locations to serve you, out-of-stocks are limited and quantities of goldfish and koi are abundant. No doubt about it, with our volume discounts, Ozark Fisheries offers the lowest freight costs for goldfish and koi wholesalers in the nation.
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