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.

(2) 2.5" Redtail Catfish two catfish (2) 2.5" Redtail Catfish two catfish
$24.99
Live Beginner Freshwater Fish -3x 1.5" Panda Cory - Peaceful Community Scavenger Live Beginner Freshwater Fish -3x 1.5" Panda Cory - Peaceful Community Scavenger
$24.99
RARE 6 INCH TRACHYCOSTES TRACHYCOSTES THICK LIP CATFISH.LIVE TROPICAL FISH. RARE 6 INCH TRACHYCOSTES TRACHYCOSTES THICK LIP CATFISH.LIVE TROPICAL FISH.
$150.00
Synodontis Occellifer catfish live freshwater fish Synodontis Occellifer catfish live freshwater fish
$49.99
Otocinclus Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Otocinclus Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$2.99
Albino Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Albino Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$3.99
Green Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Green Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$3.99
Melini Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Melini Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$6.99
Microsynodontis Batesi Dwarf Bumblebee Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Microsynodontis Batesi Dwarf Bumblebee Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$6.99
South American Bumblebee Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish South American Bumblebee Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$5.99
Peppered Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Peppered Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$3.99
Panda Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Panda Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$6.99
Julii Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Julii Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$6.99
Sterbai Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Sterbai Corydoras Cory Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$7.99
Lima shovelnose catfish live freshwater fish Lima shovelnose catfish live freshwater fish
$24.99
Giraffe Nosed Catfish  Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Giraffe Nosed Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$49.99
Tiger Shovel Nose Catfish Live Freshwater Fish Tiger Shovel Nose Catfish Live Freshwater Fish
$30.00
Albino Cory Catfish Albino Cory Catfish
$0.99
Electric Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Electric Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$19.99
Spotted Shovel Nose catfish live freshwater fish Spotted Shovel Nose catfish live freshwater fish
$45.00
Giraffe Nose catfish live freshwater fish Giraffe Nose catfish live freshwater fish
$87.99