NANFA-- Flathead Cats, Pylodictus olivaris

Mark B (
Thu, 3 Feb 2000 10:05:50 -0500

For anyone thinking of keeping Pylodictus olivaris -

This fish can reach more than three feet in length and 100 pounds. It is
native to many states east of the Mississippi. It has been released
officially and unoffically in many places, and has wreaked severe damage on
native species in many of those places. Obviously, if you keep this fish,
you will need a large tank or you will need to euthanize the fish at some
point. Word is that they are good eating.