Black Crappie

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Spawning: Normally during May and June. Nests in and around & brush, rocks, or vegetation in water 1-5 feet deep.

Food: Young crappies feed on zooplankton and larval insects during their first year of life; as adults they switch to a diet of small fish.

Adult Size: Usually 10-14 inches, but can reach lengths of up to 18 inches and weigh over 3 pounds.

Identification: Olive or brownish-green back with silvery white sides. Back and sides have 5-10 dusky or black vertical bands. Spiny dorsal fin, anal fin, and tail contain a combination of dark spots and bands. Dorsal fin typically contains 7-8 spines.



To order fish, please call or email the Fin Farm. Fish sizes, prices and availability are subject to change.

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