NANFA-- buying flathead catfish

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 28 Jul 2003 08:23:27 -0700

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>Subject: buying flathead catfish
>Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003
>Dear Sir
>I would like to get some small specimens of the USA flathead cat,
>Pylodictus olivaris, for my aquarium. I know how large and aggressive they
>get, but that is exactly why I want them. They will be housed in a
>seperate tank and will never be released into local waters. If they live
>long enough to outgrow the tank (300+), they will become supper. If they
>outlive me (65), they will become yard fertilizer. Any help or contacts
>will be greatly appreciated. Only sources I could find are fish farms that
>only sell large fish, 5 lbs and up, and will only deliver orders of
>several hundred lbs.
>Larry Parz
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