Zooplankton, small fish, invertebrates, and insects
Lakes, reservoirs, and slow moving warm streams
Late Spring over nests that males construct usually near vegetation or other submerged cover.
Males guard the eggs that usually hatch within one to five days.
Gunnison Bend Reservoir
Native to North America east of the Rocky Mountains
Deep body that is flattened side to side. The back is arched in
front of the dorsal fin and dips over the eye, giving it a
humpbacked appearance. Dark colored back with silvery sides
and seven to nine dark vertical bars, a white belly, and spots
on the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins.