Back to Nature guide to Catfishes
by David Sands
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.
128 pages, 300 color photos, hardcover, and size: 7" x 9.5".
ISBN 3-9805605-0-3. $24.00