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.

Redtail Catfish - Phractocephalus hemioliopterus Redtail Catfish - Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
$19.99
Hi Fin (paleatus) Pepper Cories (catfish).  Nice clean hi fins! Hi Fin (paleatus) Pepper Cories (catfish). Nice clean hi fins!
$8.00
(6) .75" Hara jerdoni Dwarf Anchor Catfish Freshwater Live Tropical beginner (6) .75" Hara jerdoni Dwarf Anchor Catfish Freshwater Live Tropical beginner
$25.00
1 live 6-7" FRESHWATER STONECAT (MADTOM), FLATHEAD, CATFISH FOR POND, AQUARIUM 1 live 6-7" FRESHWATER STONECAT (MADTOM), FLATHEAD, CATFISH FOR POND, AQUARIUM
$19.99
(1) 5"+ Mustache Syno Hemisynodontis membranaceus WILD live fresh tropical cat (1) 5"+ Mustache Syno Hemisynodontis membranaceus WILD live fresh tropical cat
$65.00
(1) 2.5-3" Batasio fasciolatus Bengal Tiger Catfish Live Freshwater Tropical (1) 2.5-3" Batasio fasciolatus Bengal Tiger Catfish Live Freshwater Tropical
$18.00
1 M F Farlowella Catfish  ADULT SIZE *BEAUTIFUL* TANK KEPT 1 M F Farlowella Catfish ADULT SIZE *BEAUTIFUL* TANK KEPT
$19.99
L@@K! LOT OF 12 LIVE TROPICAL AQUARIUM FISH ALBINO CORYDORAS CORYS CATFISH FISH L@@K! LOT OF 12 LIVE TROPICAL AQUARIUM FISH ALBINO CORYDORAS CORYS CATFISH FISH
$32.99
$43.99
~   L@@K!    LOT OF 6 LIVE TROPICAL FISH ALBINO CORYDORAS CORYS CATFISH FISH    ~ L@@K! LOT OF 6 LIVE TROPICAL FISH ALBINO CORYDORAS CORYS CATFISH FISH
$18.99
Lima Shovel-nosed Catfish (Sorubim lima) Lima Shovel-nosed Catfish (Sorubim lima)
$28.99
Sturgeon Catfish   Zorro Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio) - Large Sturgeon Catfish Zorro Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio) - Large
$129.99
Sturgeon Catfish   Zorro Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio) - Medium Sturgeon Catfish Zorro Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio) - Medium
$99.00
2 Lot Albino Channel Catfish,  Live Koi Pond Fish aquarium fish tank 2 Lot Albino Channel Catfish, Live Koi Pond Fish aquarium fish tank
$29.99
2 Lot Blue Channel Catfish,  Live Koi Pond Fish aquarium fish tank 2 Lot Blue Channel Catfish, Live Koi Pond Fish aquarium fish tank
$29.99
2 pk mixed lot Albino Blue Channel Catfish Live Koi Pond Fish aquarium fish tank 2 pk mixed lot Albino Blue Channel Catfish Live Koi Pond Fish aquarium fish tank
$29.99
Tiger Shovelnose Catfish - Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Tiger Shovelnose Catfish - Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
$18.99
~   L@@K!    LOT OF 6 LIVE TROPICAL FISH ALBINO CORYDORAS CORYS CATFISH FISH   ~ L@@K! LOT OF 6 LIVE TROPICAL FISH ALBINO CORYDORAS CORYS CATFISH FISH
$18.99
1 live 5-6" FRESHWATER STONECAT (MADTOM), FLATHEAD, CATFISH FOR POND, AQUARIUM 1 live 5-6" FRESHWATER STONECAT (MADTOM), FLATHEAD, CATFISH FOR POND, AQUARIUM
$19.95
Gulper Catfish Live Freshwater Fish Gulper Catfish Live Freshwater Fish
$175.00
Giraffe Nosed Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish Giraffe Nosed Catfish Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish
$37.49
Corydora Paleatus   Peppered Corydora Cory Cat Corydora Paleatus Peppered Corydora Cory Cat
$3.99