NANFA-- RE: madtoms

Nick Zarlinga (
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 06:53:57 -0500

Hi Zach, thanks for contacting NANFA. I will forward your message to our
list server. I do know that people have been breeding them, and you can
also try contacting Conservation Fisheries .
They have been working with some endangered species of madtoms. Which
species would you be referring to?

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216.661.6500 ext 4485

Thanks for visiting NANFA. We are a diverse group of individuals,
professionals and amatuers alike, who share an interest in the conservation,
study and captive husbandry of North America's native fish. I will forward
your request to our list server, and any responses to your inquirery will be
forwarded to you. In addition, you may receive direct correspondence from
some of our members.

The purposes of the North American Native Fishes Association are:
-to increase and disseminate knowledge about native North American
-to promote practical programs for their conservation and the
protection/restoration of their natural habitats;
-to advance the educational, scientific and conservation benefits of
captive maintenance and husbandry;
-to encourage the legal, environmentally responsible collection of
native fishes for private aquaria as a valid use of a natrual resource;
-to provide a forum for the fellowship and camaraderie among its

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-REGIONAL NANFA CHAPTERS - regional groups where members may get
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conservation and stream restoration work.
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-GRANT FUNDING - Yearly funding available through NANFA's Gerald C.
Corcoran Educational Grant made possible by NANFA members.

In addition, we also have a list server for the discussion of native fish

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Happy fishing!

><)> -----Original Message-----
><)> From: Zach Villers
><)> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:57 PM
><)> To:
><)> Subject: madtoms
><)> Hello,
><)> Do you know if anyone is doing a species
><)> maintenance program for
><)> madtoms?
><)> Thanks,
><)> Zach
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