> I'm very interested in trying the speckled madtom. <snip> Does anyone know about the madtoms as
> community fish? I read that they are peaceful and interesting, but I don't
> want to overwhelm this tank, and I don't want a messy fish that might uproot
I had three speckled madtoms until a water change did them in (I've
been having problems with that lately). IME they are peaceful, but
not nearly as shy as many other Noturus spp. I would always see
them near the top of the water resting on a large floating piece of
driftwood. They were always right there at feeding time and didn't
mind taking floating pellets. My brindled madtom, in contrast, is
much more secretive.
It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Marta cook up about
a hundred drumsticks, and the guy at the Marineland says, "You can't throw
chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish." Sure they eat fish, if that's all
you give them. Man, wise up.
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