Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieui) scuba diving underwater photography MN (28 images)

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Small mouth bass, (micropterus dolomieui), male fish is guarding the fry from other fish. The fry is feeding on zooplankton while they grow. Small mouth bass is intolerant of pollution, and is a good natural indicator of a healthy enviroment. Female small mouth can lay up to 21,000 eggs- males never stop guarding the eggs/fry from predators. Small mouth are carnivorus, and its diet comprises of crayfish, insects, and small fish. Males weight is 2-3 pounds and the females can weight 3-6 pounds.
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