It's Fish Fact Friday!
The Blackstripe Topminnow is a small fish native to much of the Mississippi River basin and parts of the Great Lakes basin. This species tends to live in very shallow water around submerged and emergent vegetation where it feeds primarily on insects, especially at the water surface. This individual was observed feeding along a small patch of Spike-rush in Upper Genesee Lake in Waukesha County Wisconsin.
Photo: A small, gray with a black later stripe swims near the surface of shallow water against the backdrop of emergent vegetation.
Credit: Bradley Smith/USFWS