Aquatic Critters

Channel CatfishChannel catfish are charcteristic of large streams. During the day, adults are found in deep water, submerged under logs or other cover. At night they feed in shallow pools. You can recognize the catfish from its "whisker" barbels that are used to taste and touch its food. They eat insects, fish, crayfish, mollusks, and sometimes plant material. 
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