Once a lake sturgeon egg hatches it becomes a
small fish called a larva.
Larval sturgeon don't have it any easier than the eggs. There
are many predators that want to eat the larvae because they are
Larval sturgeon stay among the rocks where they
were hatched, feeding off of a yolk-sac.
Eventually they begin to drift downstream.
Larval lake sturgeon are very small, only millimeters
in length. They can be difficult for humans to see. For other
fish, they are easy to spot. Many larval sturgeon are eaten
as they drift down river.