underwater video of largemouth bass nesting and guarding eggs and fry

Largemouth bass nesting in flooded vegetation with the males guarding eggs and fry.
Most people think of bass spawning in a fanned out saucer shaped nest, but they’re also able to skip nest construction and spawn directly on vegetation if conditions are right.

Some of the suspended particles are actually zooplankton (animal plankton) and if you look closely you may be able to see them darting around. Zooplankton are the primary food source for many juvenile fish including largemouth bass fry.


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