Roach (Rutilus) – Plotka, plotvichka, plotitsa, rudd, roach, sorozhka – is representative of the carp family. This silvery little fish is common in Europe, North and West Asia. She loves the warm, calm water with a water-rich vegetation, but in the CIS common roach (R. rutilus), is widespread, not only in r.Kolyme and Asiatic Pacific. Its weight can reach up to 2 kg, length 60 cm, but the roach weighing over 300 g already considered large. The largest roach is found in lakes and reservoirs. However, despite the fact that the ponds more food than in rivers and lakes, the roach never reaches the large size here, except, of course, great ponds.
Roach fish schooling. Puberty in roach occurs in 3 to 4 years of age. How to distinguish a roach? – Roach are easily distinguished from other species in the first place the orange color of the iris and red spots in her top. Roach Body moderately high, slender, covered with silvery scales with bluish or greenish tinge on the back. The fins have a red coloration of different shades, depending on the habitat. Spawning of roach – Roach spawn in late April, when the water temperature around 10 degrees.
Usually at this time on a birch tree buds begin. Spawning takes place in the river near the coast at the mouths of rivers, backwaters, bays of stained vegetation on the course. And in the lakes roach lays eggs in the coastal zone of the old grass roots and bushes. Where to find the roach in open water in the spring? – In early spring, after the opening of the rivers, lakes and reservoirs roach kept near the shore.