Common Minnow Phoxinus phoxinus

Common Minnow
Common Minnow
Common Minnow
The Common or Eurasian Minnow is native to streams, ponds and lakes in much of Europe and temperate Asia, from Ireland/UK to Siberia. It is a shoaling fish.
Common Minnow
Common Minnow
Common Minnow
It is usually brownish on top and pale below a spotted lateral line on the flank. The male becomes more colourful when spawning, with red on his fins and underside and sometimes blue spots.
Common Minnow
Common Minnow
Common Minnow
A small fish (hence the word "minnow" in common usage to mean unimportant), it grows to 7-14cm (3-5 inches) long.