Eastern blacknose dace, brook minnow, potbelly, redfin dace, chub.
The blacknose dace has a long, slender body with a slightly protruding snout. The whiskers, characteristic of most minnows, are on either side of the mouth. The colouration is silver with a dark olive-grey to white underparts. A dark lateral line runs down each side of the head. It can be distinguished from the cataract dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) by its shorter snout.
The blacknose dace's range extends from North Dakota to the St Lawrence River drainage and south to Nebraska and North Carolina.
These fish are usually found in fast, clear streams, rocky channels and backwaters of small rivers. They can survive in stagnant summer waters and tolerate crowded conditions.
Blacknose dace usually live for 2 to 3 years and have an average size of 2 to 3 inches.
Life history and Behavior
Blacknose dace spawn in spring, starting in late May or early June. They do not build nests. The fertilised eggs are scattered on the gravel bottom. The male guards the spawning area. The female lays about 750 eggs and there is little parental care.
Food and feeding habits
Blacknose dace feed on insect larvae, small crustaceans, small worms and plant material.
|Conservation status||Least Concern|
|Life span, years||3|
|Maximum body weight, kg||No information|
|Maximum length, cm||10|
|Sailing speed, m/s||No information|
|Threat to people||Edible|
|Way of eating||Bentophage|