Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
473 Litres (125 US G.)
70-97 cm (27.6-38.2")
7.0 - 7.5
1 -22 °C (33.8-71.6°F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Largemouth, Northern Largemouth, Green Bass, Large-mouth Bass
Additional scientific names
- Labrus salmoides, Aplites salmoides, Grystes salmoides, Huro salmoides, Huro nigricans, Grystes nigricans, Perca nigricans, Grystes megastoma
From the St. Lawrence to the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River), and Mississippi River basins; Atlantic drainages from North Carolina to Florida and to northern Mexico; the species has been introduced widely as a game fish and is now cosmopolitan. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
- Not sexually dimorphic
- Best kept in large species tanks in a group, or with similar-sized robust North American fish. Smaller fish are likely to be eaten or nipped.
- Largemouth Bass are unfussy eaters, they should be fed high quality pellets or flake and supplemented with foods like bloodworm, shrimp, earthworms, crickets and wingless fruit flies. May also accept some vegetable material.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Keep this fish in large well-filtered tanks. Planting should be robust as this fish may redecorate and the tank should be dimly lit.
- Generally placid
- A greenish-grey fish with black stripes down the length of the body.