mountain redbelly dace in an underwater video of our mountain stream
Above is a video of our Mountain Stream exhibit from a fish's viewpoint. I hope you enjoy a unique look some of the over 20 species we display in this exhibit. Most prominent are: the mountain redbelly dace (in post-breeding splendor), blacknose and rosyside dace, central stonerollers (a couple of large males with head tubercles) and roanoke logperch (the camera hogs). Many stream fishes are relatively skittish by nature, and some of the more shy fish species can be seen briefly in the video if you look closely including: redline darters, longfin darters, snubnose darters and fantail darters.