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Banded Darter - Spring Colors

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On 4/2/2022 at 3:00 PM, xXInkedPhoenixX said:

What kind of egg laying do these fish do? 

Reportedly, these particular Darters lay eggs in moss / algae / greens, or on _sides_ of wood, stone, etc. others like to bury eggs. Here’s a nice article about them.

I’ll add that this whole archived website was designed around the study of Etheostoma zonale. 

I could not find photos of eggs, but I’m informed from reading NANFA articles that the eggs are yellow — looking a bit like BNP eggs.

Males fertilize from atop females…


Still not as “graphic” as Rainbow Darters, where females bury their body in the substrate…



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