This section provides information on the ecology of fish within the initial scope of the Healthy Wildlife project. Most people are unaware of unique native freshwater fishes. They are mostly small and like to remain inconspicuous to protect themselves from predators. You are much more likely to see an introduced fish, such as gambusia or goldfish in your local stream, than to see a native fish. But that doesn’t mean that the natives are not there. You just have to look a bit harder.