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NFC: Fw: madtom news
Greetings from the CFI Center for
Another birth announcement! We have over 100 little
These are from parents collected in the Hatchie R. last
We've been working with a variety of ways to produce better
rearing madtoms. Looks like this way is about as good as it gets!
This is the first time we've let a male stay with a
clutch and hatch them. He
deserves a good pat on the back!
conditioning (started very early in the season) seems to be paying
had a Smoky madtom pair spawn earlier in the season, but
disturbed the nest shortly after it was spawned. Madtoms still
to be very difficult to handle for the first day or so.
We have pairs of
yellowfins, Smokys, pygmys, brindleds, stone cats and others
set up to
spawn. Hopefully some of these will do as the stigmosus did. We are
avoid looking for nests for at least a couple of weeks to see what
Anyway, the little stigmosus have absorbed their yolks and are
What a beautiful madtom!
Conservation Fisheries, Inc.
3709 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917