The ide belongs to the Karpov family. In Russia, it is distributed mainly in the middle lane of the European part and in Siberia right up to the Kolyma. It inhabits the tributaries of rivers, streams, streams, eriks, flowing lakes and even deep streams.
Slow-moving ides have almost the entire body of golden color. The average weight of the fish is 1.5-2 kg, but there are specimens and 3-4 times larger. The ide is especially beautiful in the spring in a wedding dress, cast with a metallic sheen with gold highlights.
It becomes sexually mature in 4-5 years, as a rule, it depends on the characteristics of the reservoir and its food supply. Spawns rather early, right after the pike, at a water temperature of 6-8 °. According to popular beliefs, spawning begins at a time when the first leaves bloom on a birch. Continue reading
There, on the border …
I probably won’t discover America if I say that roach is distributed in flocks according to the size of individuals. In spearfishing, I had to observe how, on the border of open water and algae, huge shoals of small roach move in search of food, like scurrying in the grass or near snags, not so numerous, but larger and more cautious individuals, and how they hide in dark, dark places, solid samples in the roughnesses of the bottom. The latter in small and medium rivers, small lakes and reservoirs are kept in small groups. Such groups may include five to seven individuals, occasionally a little more. In large rivers, lakes and reservoirs, large flocks of large roach are not uncommon. Continue reading