Golden Shiner

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Golden Shiner

Description

Golden Shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas) is a cyprinid fish native to eastern North America. It is the sole member of its genus. A deep-bodied fish, golden in color with a dark-olive back. Golden Shiners are found in lakes and ponds and prefer quiet waters with weedy areas. Though it has been known to reach lengths of 30 cm (12 in), in the wild the golden shiner is usually between 7.5 and 12.5 cm (3 to 5 inches) long. Can grow up to 450g (1 lb). As for the feeding habits, these fish are omnivorous with a diet of plankton, insects, plants, and algae.

Average weight (lb.) 0.45
(kg.) 0.20
Maximum weight (lb.) ≈ 1.10
(kg.) ≈ 0.50

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