Dace (Leuciscus leiciscus)

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Family CarpCyprinidae

Size 12 " ( 30 cm)

AKA Dart

This species is similar tp the Roach and Chub


It has one Dorsal Fin on the Back. The dorsal side is Olive Green This fish has a slim cylindrical body , with Belly and flanks of silver . It is distinguished from Roach and Chubb by Yellowish Ventral fins and Yellow Eyes


Insects , Insect larvae , Crustaceans and some Vegetation


A Clean and Fast Flowing River where it tends to sim in shoals. Common in England less elsewhere and not found in Scotland


Spawns Feb - May. The Male develops tubercules

 By Alexander Suvorov (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons