Dominators of the World’s Lakes and Rivers

Freshwater fish are a diverse group of bony fish and are classified as living in freshwater areas like ponds, lakes, and rivers that have a salinity level of less than 1.05%. Although not as prevalent or colorful as saltwater fish, freshwater fish still make up nearly 41% of all fish with nearly 15,000 different species. Freshwater fish can survive in a wide variety of habitats depending on the species from the warm, flooding rivers of the Amazon rainforest to the frozen lakes of Northern Canada and are spread all across the globe.

Freshwater fish are a diverse group of bony fish and are classified as living in freshwater areas like ponds, lakes, and rivers that have a salinity level of less than 1.05%. Although not as prevalent or colorful as saltwater fish, freshwater fish still make up nearly 41% of all fish with nearly 15,000 different species. Freshwater fish can survive in a wide variety of habitats depending on the species from the warm, flooding rivers of the Amazon rainforest to the frozen lakes of Northern Canada and are spread all across the globe.

Diving with freshwater bass is always fun as they can grow to be quite large and prefer warmer, shallow, clear water - find out where you can see them.

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Diving with pike is an unforgettable experience as they can grow quite large and are very pretty underwater - find out.

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Dive with carp today by visiting one of the dive sites on the map.

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If you want to go diving with trout you better bring a thick wetsuit - find out where you can see them.

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Eels are bottom dwellers so when diving with eels, look for them to be hiding in burrows, masses of plants, and between rocky substrate.

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Want to go diving with the walleye? Find the best dive sites on the map.

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If you wish to go diving with perch, the spring is a great time to see them - find out where.

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If you want to go diving with catfish, explore the map for dive sites

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If you have ever wanted to go diving with salmon, click here to discover dive sites where they can be seen.

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If you want to go diving with hogchokers, click on the map.

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If diving with sturgeons is on your bucket list, click on here to find the best dive sites.

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Originating from the carp family, Cyprinidae, the common rudd is indigenous to the freshwater lakes and rivers of Europe and Asia.

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The char fish, also known as Arctic char, is a close relative to the trout and salmon of North America.

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European bullhead

The tiny European bullhead is commonly found throughout England and Whales’ cold, freshwater streams, lakes, and rivers.

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European bitterling

The European bitterling is a small, common fish found throughout Europe’s shallow, freshwater dive sites.

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Tench, also known as doctor fish, are thick, heavy, large-growing fish with an olive green to black back and bronze underbelly and a carp-like shape.

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The stickleback is a small, scaleless fish found in the fresh, brackish, and marine waters of the Northern Hemisphere’s temperate regions.

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The loach goby is a medium-sized fish living in the tropical, fast-flowing streams in the mountainous regions of Asia.

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