Aquarium Catfish


Most aquariums are suitable for keeping one type of catfish or another. Catfish range in size from small to very large so a species suitable to live with the fish you already keep will not be hard to find.

Catfish Varieties


There are many other differences between catfish besides their size. Some such as glass catfish will be best kept as a school as they swim in the midwater. Others such as the bristlenoses and plecos are more suitable as a solitary catfish.

What catfish do have in common is their sensitive whiskers which have inspired their name. These barbels are used to sense food in the substrate as they pass over it's surface.

Most people will be familiar with the small sucker mouth catfish sold in pet shops to clean the aquarium glass. These are easy to breed and inexpensive. At the other end of the scale Plecostomus are a magestic looking large catfish that can sell for more than $100.

Why People Choose Catfish


The algae cleaning abilities of many species have made them a very popular fish. Most also contribute to the aquarium's cleanliness by cleaning excess food from the gravel before it purifies. Catfish are also generally very hardy with a tolerance for a wide range of water conditions. All of these properties and more make catfish a great choice for community aquariums.

Live Catfish For Sale


Depending on what catfish you buy the price will range from a few dollars to more than one hundred. Large mature catfish of some varieties are sought after and in demand.

The listings below allow you to buy catfish from live fish sellers on eBay. The range of catfish for sale will differ as auctions end and new fish become available.

XL Common Pleco Catfish (Pterygoplichthys pardalis) XL Common Pleco Catfish (Pterygoplichthys pardalis)
$40.00
Electric catfish live freshwater fish Electric catfish live freshwater fish
$59.99
 Tropical peaceful fresh water Tiger SH nose Catfish great for beginner. Tropical peaceful fresh water Tiger SH nose Catfish great for beginner.
$100.00
$150.00
3" Whale Catfish Live Tropical Fish 3" Whale Catfish Live Tropical Fish
$18.00
Giraffe Nose Catfish Live Tropical Fish Giraffe Nose Catfish Live Tropical Fish
$55.00
(1) 5" Twig Cat Farlowella acus WILD Colombia live freshwater tropical catfish (1) 5" Twig Cat Farlowella acus WILD Colombia live freshwater tropical catfish
$12.00
(1) 2.5-3" Bug Eye Synodontis pleurops live freshwater tropical catfish Africa (1) 2.5-3" Bug Eye Synodontis pleurops live freshwater tropical catfish Africa
$20.00
2 - 3" Live Channel Catfish fingerlings --Great for Aquaponics 2 - 3" Live Channel Catfish fingerlings --Great for Aquaponics
$11.00
Live freshwater fish 1 Pacu 14-16" and  more! Live freshwater fish 1 Pacu 14-16" and more!
$99.00
(6) 1.5" Synodontis eupterus Featherfin Squeaker Cat Fresh Live Tropical Fish (6) 1.5" Synodontis eupterus Featherfin Squeaker Cat Fresh Live Tropical Fish
$35.00
Lima shovelnose catfish live freshwater fish Lima shovelnose catfish live freshwater fish
$49.99
White Dorado  catfish live freshwater fish White Dorado catfish live freshwater fish
$109.99
(1) 1.25" Dwarf Petricola Catfish Synodontis lucipinnis live freshwater tropical (1) 1.25" Dwarf Petricola Catfish Synodontis lucipinnis live freshwater tropical
$15.00
(6) 1.25" Corydoras metae Bandit Cory WILD live freshwater tropical catfish (6) 1.25" Corydoras metae Bandit Cory WILD live freshwater tropical catfish
$36.00
(1) 2" Orange Stripe Squeaker Cat Syno. flavitaeniatus live freshwater tropical (1) 2" Orange Stripe Squeaker Cat Syno. flavitaeniatus live freshwater tropical
$30.00
(6) 2" Synodontis nigriventris "Upside-Down Catfish" Fresh Live Tropical Fish (6) 2" Synodontis nigriventris "Upside-Down Catfish" Fresh Live Tropical Fish
$40.00
Synodontis Occellifer catfish live freshwater fish Synodontis Occellifer catfish live freshwater fish
$49.99
6 Bronze Cory Catfish 6 Bronze Cory Catfish
$1.00
$18.00
5 Nano Marimo(0.5 inch)For corydoras Cory Cat Fish Sterbai Panda Bottom Feeder 5 Nano Marimo(0.5 inch)For corydoras Cory Cat Fish Sterbai Panda Bottom Feeder
$9.99
 3 Live Channel Catfish fingerlings --Great for Aquaponics 3 Live Channel Catfish fingerlings --Great for Aquaponics
$15.00
2 Ray Banjo Catfish Amaralia hypsiura Live Tropical Fish 2 Ray Banjo Catfish Amaralia hypsiura Live Tropical Fish
$85.00