The fish that nobody has barely heard of, the inanga.
Inanga are a fish that swims around without a care in the world but today they will care because someone is interested in them. So if you read this the inanga will care so please READ THIS!!!
Slimy, Tiny, with HEAPS of energy. The inanga is silver on the stomach and has brown spots on the outside. They are about 2.5CM. They have gills. They have three fins.
They live in slow moving, lowland open rivers, streams and lakes across New Zealand. They are very bad climbers, and can not climb up waterfalls or up steep gradients in the water.
WHAT THEY EAT?
Anything that can fit in their mouths and they rip meat of dead animals that people have through into the water.
DID YOU KNOW?
At my house I have a creek round the back so I take my friend fishing there. Its easy to catch them so we normally catch about 20-30. Once you have caught them they're fun to watch.
If you put weed in the tank or wherever the inanga is it helps them live longer.
Smart, always alert, hide in the weed.
People, eels, bigger fish, nets, dogs, sheep, cats,
Types in N.Z.
Giant kokopu, Koaro, short jawed kokopu, banded kokopu, Inanga.
Now you know that there is another fish swimming round in your waterways.From Henry