How to Draw a Silver Perch

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Silver Perch in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Silver Perch.

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How to Draw a Silver Perch - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw a sideways V for the head. Add a pair of lips.

Step 2: Then draw an eye and some line details for the face.

Step 3: Draw two curved lines for the body.

Step 4: Add a tail. Put line details on the fin to make it more realistic.

Step 5: Last, make the fins. The top fin is long and ridged. There is a fin near the tail with a pointed tip, one under the belly, and one near the head that looks like a leaf. Your silver perch is now done! They are silver with darker grey fins if you'd like to color it.

Interesting Facts about the Silver Perch

Silver perch are average sized fish found in South-eastern Australia. Silver perch belongs to grunter family (Terapontidae). They are the biggest members of the grunter family in terms of size. These fish have small head, small eyes and a big tail. These are 30 cm in length and weigh around 1.5 kg on an average. Their color varies from dark grey to greyish brown. Silver perch’s diet consists of larvae, insects, mollusks, algae and worms. These are fresh water fishes and generally have an inclination towards flowing water.

Did you know?

  • Silver perch are famous for being quick and strong.
  • A single female and many males help in reproduction and fertilization process.
  • They are great breeders with almost 150000 eggs per kilo of fish.
  • Silver perch have been lately recognized as vulnerable species.
  • These fishes are inhabitant of Murray Darling river system in Australia.
  • Silver perch can grow to a maximum of 40 cm in length.
  • Spawning in these fishes is at its peak in between November to January.
  • Lesson plan note: Let children draw different colored fish with different sizes and patterns. They can then write their name on their drawing and paste them all on the board/wall and appreciate each others work in forming their little 2D aquarium.