Here's a banded darter fish. The darters are the smallest members of the perches. Family Percidae.
This is a more mature male banded darter. The colors are incredible and rival those of tropical fish.
This darter is a rainbow darter. They are one of the more colorful darters of Ohio. This one is an adult and will get
more brightly colored during mating season.
North American fishes of the wild provide a neat and entertaining aquarium setting and can come in a dazzling array of
color variations, as you will see on this photo page. I have 2 green sunfish, a Western blacknose dace(hard to photograph),
2 banded darters and 2 rusty crayfish. The green sunfish seems to have alot of color variations and a short, thick ,
bass-like body. This one is mostly tannish yellow with alot of neon blue spots and streaks on the gill plates.