Perch are spring spawners that lay and fertilize their eggs annually between early April and late May in water temperatures between 45 and 58F. They can spawn in both shallow lake areas and low current tributaries.
A yellow perch’s diet will change depending on its age and size. Juvenile perch will feed on zooplankton, while adult fish feed primarily on aquatic insects, crustaceans, leeches, and smaller fish.
While the yellow perch is an actual member of the perch family Percidae, the white perch is not a perch at all, but a species belonging to the wider bass family Moroniadae. While the two fish have roughly the same length and weight, they differ in body coloration, as the yellow perch is yellow, green, or brownish in color, while the white perch is silverly or white.
While both European and yellow perch have rather similar appearances, they are nonetheless two different species of the genus Perca. The biggest difference between the two fish is their size, as Euro perch are much bigger than yellow perch.