Welcome to Catnapin's
order Siluriformes - family Ictaluridae (North American Catfish)
Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus
These fish are pets. Only one has been eaten. Quite delicious. The wide mouthed one are male, the narrow mouths are females. They come in a range of colors between gray and black.
Catfish can "taist" with their skin and especially their whiskers. This allows them to find food in murky water. Catfish are scavenging omnivores.
Photos taken in Taylor County, October 2007, May-June 2008
(Native of Texas, introduced to our pond)