- "I caught a black bass! I've got some class!"
An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.
"They get their name from their somewhat blackish bodies, though they have a green tint. They usually hide in weeds and wait until other fish approach before forcefully striking. Many people use lures to catch black bass because they are such strong fish. Black bass have a fierce image, as the males will scare off other fish to protect the fry in the nest. They are related to sea bass, so they make for a tasty dinner, though their skin has a very strong odor."
In real lifeEditThe Largemouth Bass is a species of black bass native to North America. It is a state fish of Alabama (official freshwater fish), Georgia, Mississippi, Florida (state freshwater fish), and Tennessee (official sport fish). The largemouth is the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded length of 29.5 inches (75cm) and a maximum weight of 25 pounds, 1 ounce (11.4kg). The fish lives an average of 16 years.
Young Largemouth Bass eat small bait fish, scuds, small shrimp, and insects. In larger lakes and reservoirs they occupy deeper water and shift to a diet consisting almost entirely of smaller fish and even younger members of larger fish species. Prey can be as large as 25 to 50% of the bass’s body length.