Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Minnow Madness!

April is here and love is in the water for the fish population at my local brook! i put away the fisheye lens and cracked out the 60mm macro for a change to document something a little different Minnows!

The Common minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a tiny fish that lives in clean, clear streams in large shoals and the males have vivid colours across there bodies which is what i wanted to get.

 A rush of testerone in the males causes the bumps on its head called tubercles
They may be ready to breed but not stupid they hide near stones to avoid predators

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