3 Facts About Catfish Wiskers

1. Most fish need to eat something to actually taste it. But, did you know that a Catfish can taste and smell something from almost fifteen feet away? That's because their skin has over 175,000 taste buds.

2. Do catfish whiskers sting? These whisker-like feelers are made of skin and are super sensitive, soft and pliable. It’s the dorsal and pectoral fins where the hard spine that runs the length of the fin that can puncture the skin.

3. Ever wonder how catfish got their name? It’s not just because they have sensitive whiskers or barbels as they are called. When a catfish is caught, it will make a noise that sounds a bit like a cat purring!