- "I caught a yellow perch! I wonder if birds usually stand on it!"
Museum[edit | edit source]
An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.
"These fish are relatives of sea bass, though they're preyed on by other, larger fish, such as black bass. Their defining features are their large, prickly dorsal fins and gray stripes on pale-yellow bodies. Ice fishing on frozen lakes is a very popular way to catch them in their native United States and Canada. They are often fried before being eaten, which makes them a simple but tasty meal."
In real life[edit | edit source]
The Yellow Perch can be found in the United States and Canda along the shores of lakes, in slow moving streams and rivers, brackish water, and ponds. They generally grow between 4 and 10 inches, and live up to 11 years. Older perch are usually much larger than average, the record being 21 inches and 4.3lbs. Yellow perch reach sexual maturity at one to three years old for males, and two to three for females. The female lays between 10,000 and 40,000 eggs on weeds, branches, or shrubs in the water. Eggs will hatch 11 to 27 days after being laid.