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yes. it may take some time, but usually they do depending on their injury.

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How do you tell the difference between a male and female catfish?

You can find it easily by checking the fins of and tails of catfish. Female catfish have large tale and fins so you can check it by comparing two. The second thing is that you should check is to find out fins of catfish in female catfish there is a mark on her fin which distinguish her as female.

What are the adaptations for channel catfish?

barbels, barbs on fins, and forked fins.

Can a catfish whisker go into you?

No, but the fins can.

How does a catfish swim?

with it's fins

How do catfish spread into areas?

With There fins

Do giant catfish have dorsal fins?

Yes, giant cat fish do have dorsal fins.

How can you tell the difference in female catfish and male catfish's fins?

If you want to sex a catfish, look at the dorsal fin. The male's fins are brighter in color and larger.

What part of a catfish is poisonous?

The only really poisonous part of a catfish are the pectoral and dorsal fins.

Are Catfish fins poisonous?

They are only mildly venomous.

How catfish protect themselves?

They use their poisonous fins

Do catfish have fins?

Yes they do. They just have a "horn" coming out of it for strength and protection and many people mistake that as not having fins.

Are catfish dangerous to humans?

Catfish are not dangerous to human beings if you know how to do the correct procedures when handeling the catfish. The best way to unhook a catfish is to pick it up with your fingers around the frond fins holding it from the belly.

What are the shape of a catfish?

A catfish, or catafishdious, has long whiskers a tail and fins. They mostly live in lakes and rivers. Catfish are round and narrow in shape and can grow up to 25 feet long!

What is the adaptation of fishing cat?

An Adaptation of catfish is their whiskers that they use to feel movement. Some catfish have pectoral fins adapted to walking out of water.

Does a catfish have opposable thumbs?

A catfish does not have any thumbs at all, let alone opposable thumbs. Fish do not have limbs from which they grow fingers or thumbs; they have fins.

How can you estimate the age of a catfish?

you can usually tell by how marked up the fins are and how many big they are

Do catfish sting with their whiskers?

No. Those structures, actually called barbels, are for sensing. Catfish can, however, inflict damage with their dorsal fins, so handle carefully.

How do catfish protect themselves?

Catfish have spines behind their fins, which are sharp but not venomous in most species (one exception being Plotosus lineatus, a danger to humans). Catfish will sometimes attempt to drive these into predators.

What adaptations does a sucker fish have to survive?

Plecostomas are plated catfish with spikes on their dorsal and pectoral fins.

How catfish protect their selves?

They're fins have some sort of sharpness..... They don't have teeth though...

How do you know if your catfish is a boy or girl?

Male catfish are smaller and narrower than a female catfish. The head of a male catfish is usually much larger then a female's head. Female catfish are wider than males in the belly area, which is needed for carrying her eggs. The female catfish is also much rounder than a male catfish, Male catfish have longer dorsal fins and are much more colourful than a female.

What fish do not have fins or scales?

Shellfish, mollusks, catfish, sharks, eels, coral, jellyfish, and many others.

Why is your catfish losing its fins?

Fish can lose their fins in a fish tank for a few reason: 1. Water quality. If you have poor water quality or conditions which are incompatible with some catfishes needs then their skin can suffer. 2. Other fish Watch out for aggressive fish like gourami's and Tiger Barbs who will nip fishes fins, although I haven't actually heard them doing this to catfish.

Are catfish whiskers poison?

I do not know of any catfish species that have poisonous whiskers. The whiskers are for feeling and tasting stuff on the bottom of the lake, pond or ocean. However, most catfish do have spines on dorsal (top) and side fins. It is possible to hold a catfish without getting stabbed by one of these sharp fins. If a catfish does happen to fin you and break skin, make sure you wash the wound thoroughly, especially if the catfish was a freshwater variety. If it is a saltwater catfish and you get finned by one, though it may hurt, wash your wound with ocean water. If the wound from a fin is deep, go to the ER and have them take a look to make sure the catfish did not injure any important parts of your body.

Does the bible say you are not supposed to eat catfish?

According to the Bible, you may eat anything with fins and scales. Catfish have fins and scales, so the answer to the question is "no". Leviticus 11:9-12"These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. But anything in the seas or the rivers that has not fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is detestable to you."Answer:The "catfish" is "unclean" by the definition of God's dietary commandment. It "has no scales" and is what is called by some a "skinfish."