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In your opinion what is the most aggressive fish (top of the food chain)? Explain and defend your answer
muskie - aggressive fish that is an ambush predator (sits and hunts other fish)
In your opinion what is the least aggressive fish (bottom of the food chain)? Explain and defend your answer
pumpkinseed - not aggressive, hide in vegetation
What fish migrates? And where does it migrate?
sea lamprey - born in freshwater lakes and swim to the ocean once they are premature
What fish does not migrate? And why does it not migrate?
Largemouth bass - adapts to any habitat that they are in
Name a fish that can tolerate low oxygen levels/poor water quality
channel catfish - live in deep pools
Name a fish that can NOT tolerate low oxygen levels/poor water quality
rainbow trout - can survive in high quality water and need high oxygen
Name a fish species that has different characteristics male and female. Please explain what those features are.
channel catfish - females are lighter and males are darker in color
Name a fish species that have different roles between male and female. Do they behave differently? What are those roles?
pike - males get to the breeding ground before the females
Why are Brook Trout so key when it comes to monitoring if a stream/river is healthy or not?
they will die if they are not in healthy, clean water
Do you need to italicize the scientific name?
Define Brackish water
Brackish water is a mix of salt and freshwater. It has more salinity than freshwater, but not as much as seawater.
Draw a fish and label 2 parts on it (don't need to be a fancy artist here)
Name a fish species where the female grows faster than the male
Name a fish species where the population is growing/increasing
Name the fish species where the population is endangered or declining
none are fully endangered - rainbow trout, brook trout
Name a fish that is commonly sought after to catch/something you may want to catch while fishing
bass, catfish, pike, rainbow trout
What's one of the largest fish, in size, that you can think of that we talked about?
carp - can grow up to 110 cm
Name three major threats that fish may have
What is the most widespread or abundant fish species that we talked about? Tell me where they are located.
catfish - northeast America and all over the world all the way to Asia
Name a fish that is a nest builder
sea lamprey, pumpkinseed
Name 3 things that you may find your fish eating
invertebrates when they are younger
Tell me a unique fact about the particular fish that you studied.
They have very bright, yellow eyes
They will eat anything and become cannibals
Usually first to spawn
What type of habitat does your fish prefer to live in?
Young pike - hide between plants so they are not eaten
Prefer colder water with less turbidity
Tell me one historical fact about your fish
introduced to America - from Europe
If a Carp was in a small pond with your fish do you think it would get eaten or would your fish be the one eating the Carp? Explain.
They are very similar and both very aggressive species. It is not obvious which one would be eaten. It would depend on the size of the fish because they will both eat each other. it would be a good fight.