Protecting nest sites and newly-hatched fry is a 24/7 job for largemouth bass, bluegill, and sunfish. It’s tough work but essential for the survival of the species.
This underwater footage shows how tirelessly certain species of fish work to protect nests and newly–hatched fry.
Filmed while snorkeling Grand River Park in Jenison, Michigan, this POV footage shows in superb detail what life is like below the surface of the water.
And for those who didn’t know, it is the male largemouth bass that guards the eggs and newly-hatched fry. The female moves on after depositing her eggs.
Parenting definitely isn’t a walk – or should I say swim – in the park for these fish species. Their determination is admirable and to be applauded.