Eel-tailed catfish will produce naturally in farm dams by building nests, they feed off yabbies, shrimps, molluscs and other organisms from the bottom. They are available at Narrabri Fish Farm twice a year between December and February and May and August.
WARNING – Eel-tailed catfish contain venom in the dorsal and pectoral fin. Ensure you use a net and glove when handling.
When you receive your fingerlings open the foam box and remove the bag, float the bag on the top of the pond water for about 10 mins or until the water inside is roughly the same temperature.
Open the bag by untying or cutting a hole in the side. Gradually mix your pond water with the bag water at a rough rate of 1 Litre per minute until the bag is full, tip the bag into your pond and the fingerlings will soon swim out into their new home.