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Wels Catfish

  • SEA LIFE Oberhausen, Rhine

About the catfish

  • The Wels catfish is something very special, because it is the largest freshwater fish in Europe!
  • It reaches a body length of 1 to 1.5 meters and a weight of 10 to 50 kilograms, depending on its habitat - and its age, because catfish grow their whole life long. The older they get, the bigger and heavier they are!
  • The catfish is a predatory fish that is predominantly active at night and at dusk. It feeds mainly on living fish, but also on dead fish, and sometimes even on small waterfowl and mammals.