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Goldeye in Alberta (Hiodon Alosoides)

Goldeye

Goldeye Identification

  1. olive/brown back
  2. forked tail
  3. eyes have gold-coloured iris
  4. rounded snout, small mouth, sharp teeth
  5. dorsal fin begins behind where the anal fin starts

Goldeye Description

Goldeye are a native fish of Alberta. Although they are a secure species, they are not found in many of bodies of water, and are scattered through out the province.

Quick Facts About Goldeye

  • Zones: ES2, ES3 | PP1, PP2 | NB1, NB2, NB3, NB4 | WDB
  • Diet: insects, crustaceans, small fish
  • Habitat: warm, silty, slow-moving water
  • Breeding: early spring
  • Alberta Record: 4lb 2oz
  • Life Span: 13 years