Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:38 PM
What do you feed them? ANy info will help,
Like most "groups", a lot depends on what species you are talking about...as there are many "madtoms". I personally have kept Mountain Madtoms and Margined Madtoms in a swift current tank with Telescope Shiners, Tennessee Shiners, Warpaint Shiners, Redline Darters, Greenside Darters...things that I find locally in the same habitat as the madtoms. Other species, like perhaps Tadpole Madtoms, might not do so well in a tank with strong current. My madtoms eat bloodworms and chopped earthworms. Most of the madtoms I've kept you could go for weeks without a glimpse unless you peer into the tank with a flashlight after dark. Special lighting might increase your viewing opportunities.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:23 PM
I think the main types around here are the slender and the tadpole madtoms. I am not sure but I believe that is the two species.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:42 PM
Yeah, I don't want anything that gets too big, that is why I split ways with my brackish water tank.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:05 AM
The 3 species of madtoms we have in Wisconsin are the Tadpole Madtom (Noturus gyrinus), Stonecat (Noturus flavus), and Slender Madtom (Noturus exilis). You won't want to get the Slender Madtom as they are endangered in Wisconsin. It also sounds like a Stonecat will outgrow the tank you want to put him in. That leaves you with the Tadpole Madtom. I have attached my care sheet for Tadpole Madtoms below. I currently keep Tadpole Madtoms with darters and various other minnows too large to be eaten. They're really great cats!
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:50 PM
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