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#11578457 - 05/02/16 01:08 PM Diseased catfish?
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
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Loc: Rowlett, Texas



Also, the eyes were really bulging out. Was pretty gross looking, so I avoided touching it as much as I could. Any idea what caused this?

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#11578467 - 05/02/16 01:11 PM Re: Diseased catfish? [Re: HeavyLead]
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Registered: 09/23/14
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I'd hate to point out the obvious, but aren't you holding it barehanded in that picture?

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#11578487 - 05/02/16 01:16 PM Re: Diseased catfish? [Re: jmh004]
HeavyLead Offline
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Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Originally Posted By: jmh004
I'd hate to point out the obvious, but aren't you holding it barehanded in that picture?


lol, yeah, but I tried to not touch the red parts.

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#11578494 - 05/02/16 01:19 PM Re: Diseased catfish? [Re: HeavyLead]
jmh004 Offline
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Might have some kind of parasite or skin lice of some sort.

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#11578552 - 05/02/16 01:54 PM Re: Diseased catfish? [Re: HeavyLead]
UGLYSHCTICK Offline
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Registered: 03/18/15
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battle scars.... its been getting its spawn on. Or a bird battle.
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#11578592 - 05/02/16 02:11 PM Re: Diseased catfish? [Re: HeavyLead]
JohnButte Offline
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Looks to me like he was almost somebody else's dinner.

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#11578708 - 05/02/16 02:57 PM Re: Diseased catfish? [Re: HeavyLead]
erittmueller Offline
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Registered: 07/25/15
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Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Most likely not disease, a flesh eating disease would usually make more of a hole, that looks like an impact wound. Something like getting bumped against something while spawning (but it's early for that), having a bigger catfish attack it... Most likely it is from getting bashed on the bottom or on cover from when you caught it. I see that on a lot of fish I catch near rocks, it's just usually on the side.

Eric

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#11578955 - 05/02/16 04:45 PM Re: Diseased catfish? [Re: HeavyLead]
7777 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/08
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Loc: Natural Dam America
been attacked by another catfish or may have been whacked by a boat prop.
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