NANFA-- Re: nanfa V1 #1632

Terri Vance (
Sat, 3 May 2003 05:05:07 -0400

Unfortunately, I can't recall their head sizes & am hesitant to lift up
their hidey-log for fear of disturbing any eggs/fry. Prior to all this odd
behavior, I do remember thinking at one point that one of the madtoms looked
rather plumper than usual (pre-feeding). I shall document the H2O
parameters & keep my fingers crossed that fry are in the works.

Considering their venomous spines, if I do get fry, will there be any
problems w/ predation by the spp. currently in my tank (the largest-mouthed
spp. are the F. chrysotus & a couple 3" Rosysided dace)?


----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- Weird Catfish Behavior
> .The "male" will have an enlarged head -- it will look wider and
> flatter than usual, especially when veiwed from above.
> The "female" will not have the enlarged head and will have an
> enlarged abdomen as eggs develop.
> - --
> Mark
> Ohio
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