Other Fish Species Spawning Near Chub Nest

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


River chub young are not the only ones who benefit from these stone nests. Many other species such as Tennessee shiners, warpaint shiners, central stonerollers, saffron shiners and several other species may also use river chub nests to spawn over so that their eggs and offspring are protected. These smaller fish are unable to build a large stone nest on their own and rely on the river chub to survive.