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Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

There are eight species of stick­le­back through­out the North­ern Hemi­sphere. Only the three-spined and 10-spined are found in Bri­tain. De­spite the stick­le­back be­ing prey for many or­gan­isms the species is ac­tu­ally a preda­tor it­self, with fish eggs and small fish or tad­poles part of its diet. Stick­le­backs can grow up to 10cm long. The three-spined stick­led­back is also known as a tit­tle­bat, and was fea­tured in The Pick­wick Pa­pers by Charles Dick­ens. In­di­vid­ual fish pair up with other stick­le­backs and work to­gether to ward off and con­fuse preda­tors such as trout and perch.

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