OHIO – If you visit rivers and streams you may get a glance on one of Ohios most beautiful species of fish, the Orangethroat Darter.
This particular fish is common to Ohio and surrounding states, this smaller fish prefers small streams, with river gravel beds with moderate flow rates.
One intresting fact with this darter is that when it is young it will hide amongst the nest one of its natural predators the small mouth bass. Hiding among the newly hatched fry letting the large predator protect it from harm.
The fish does not get very big around 7.2 cm max as an adult, and feeds off midge and blackfly larvae, mayfly nymphs, isopods, amphipods, and caddisfly larvae
Ever seen one of these cold water species?