How much do catfish normally weigh?
The owner of a fish market determined that the average weight for a catfish is 3.2 pounds with a standard deviation of 0.8 pounds. Assuming the weights of catfish are normally distributed, the probability that a randomly selected catfish will weigh between 3 and 5 pounds is _______.
Most adult wels catfish are about 1.3-1.6 m (4 ft 3 in-5 ft 3 in) long; fish longer than 2 m (6 ft 7 in) are a rarity. At 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) they can weigh 15-20 kg (33-44 lb) and at 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in) they can weigh 65 kg (143 lb).
A Mekong giant catfish , caught in Thailand in 2005, is the biggest catfish ever caught in the world and weighed 646lb (293kg).
It takes about 18 months to two years to grow a 1-pound fish. How large is a full-grown U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish? A full-grown fish averages between 1 and 2 pounds.
Once Flathead Catfish reach about 30 inches (or ~ 75 cm), they begin to develop massive girth. To reach a 25 pound trophy mark, Flathead Catfish have to survive to at least 7 or 8 years.
The diet and habitat of the flathead catfish is part of the reason it tastes so good. The meat is firm, but less firm than the channel and blue, and is much more flaky. It almost melts in your mouth when you eat it. Flathead are by far the best catfish I have ever eaten.
Mekong giant catfish
The Mekong giant catfish is the official freshwater heavyweight champion of the world. According to the Guinness Book of Records, a nine-foot-long individual caught in northern Thailand in 2005 weighted an astounding 646 pounds, making it the largest exclusively freshwater fish ever recorded.
Blue catfish in the James River average only 3 ½ pounds by age-8. However, with a rapid increase in growth, they average 10 pounds at age-10, 20 pounds at age-12 and 30 pounds at age-13.
Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girth measurements….Video That May Interest You.