Bergeron’s Baked Fish (Red Fish, Tilapia or Catfish)

2002-05-25

Fun Facts on Catfish from the Tennessee Aquarium

  • During the 19th century, giant blue catfish weighing from 125 to 200 pounds were reportedly caught on a regular basis. In his book “Steamboating: 65 Years on Missouri’s Rivers,” Capt. William Heckman described a 315-pound blue cat caught just after the Civil War.
  • The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
  • The walking catfish moves across land from one body of water to another. It uses its pectoral fins like legs and has a modified gill chamber to get oxygen from the air.
  • The largest confirmed record in the U.S. was a blue catfish weighing 150 pounds in 1879. The largest known blue caught in Tennessee was a 130-pounder, fished from the Fort Loudon Reservoir in 1976.
  • A female blue catfish can produce as many as 100,000 eggs at a time.
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