The fourth category of fish – the Demersal species – can be found in both superior and inferior models. Catfish – the gaff topsail or hardheads we catch in saltwater, or the tasty channels we eat from freshwater – are clearly inferiors. They live on the bottom, and they eat stuff they find there. Grouper – the bottom dwellers we buy at restaurants and pay tons of money to catch – live on the bottom but look up. Rays are another of the fish we often catch that live almost stuck to the bottom. A catfish will hit a lure, and grouper can be caught in 12 feet of water here on the Gulf, at times acting for all the world like largemouth bass. Their mouth structure is almost identical – bottom jaws considerably shorter than the top and their mouths at a forty-five degree angle. Channel catfish are not the only edible ones we catch. Sometimes try skinning, cleaning, and baking or frying a Gaff Topsail. You might be amazed at the flavor and texture of their clean white meat.
They are normally happy in freshwater
Starting my first ever aquarium and am looking for a little stocking help. I have a 29 gallon freshwater tank all set up and it has been running for 5 days. Going out this weekend to start adding some fish. My plan is to have 5-7 Serpea Tetra, 5-7 Tiger Barbs and then something to have on bottom. My problem is that I keep running into walls for ideas for bottom feeders..
List of Fish That Are Bottom Feeders | Sciencing
I recently rediscovered a childhood hobby of mine, that being the joys and wonders of maintaining an aquarium of freshwater tropical fish species. It really is a therapeutic experience watching them swim about and do as fish do. I wanted to share what I’ve found regarding some of my fishy room-mates with anyone who has a similar interest in aquatic life. Here are some of the bottom feeders I’ve kept before.
Aquarium Pleco Fish, Plecostomus Catfish Species Care Guide