Mating Habits

Mating between Catfish is a very violent affair between isolated pairs of males and females. Courtship usually starts with highly aggressive encounters between males, in order for the female to determine her mate. Courtship and mating takes place in shallow waters, where the male lies in a U-shape curved around the head of the female. The pair usually rest after mating for a few minutes and then resume mating. A batch of milt and eggs is released followed by a vigorous swish of the female's tail to distribute the eggs over a wide area.

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