|Fish known as shiners compose 23
species in 4 genera. They are small to midsized fish which are often used
as bait by fishermen.
Spotfin shiners measure 4 inches and feed on insects.
Striped shiners can reach a length of 8 inches.
Common shiners are the most common shiners in our area. They can reach 8 inches in length and live 5 years. They can develop pink portions on their fins while breeding and are sometimes known as redfins. They feed on insects, algae, and plants.
Golden shiners can reach a length of ten inches and live 9 years. They
lay eggs without making a nest.
Blacknose shiners can reach 3 ½ inches in length.