Olive green-bronze fish (30-70 cm) with red eyes, two barbels, large soft-rayed fins and copious mucous.
To help protect our environment:
Soft substrates of still or slow-moving waterbodies, lakes, ponds.
Can cause flipping of lakes to alternative turbid state devoid of vegetation through uprooting submerged macrophytes, re-suspending sediment and exacerbating algal blooms by consuming zooplankton. Impacts native fish species through transmission of parasites, competition for prey and reduction of water clarity.