Large and sturdy, the ide likes to swim in mixed schools among its relatives, the roach. What set the ide apart from roach, among other things, are its yellow eyes and small scales. Adult ide usually have a greenish or coppery hue on their back and flanks. The ide’s diet consists of bivalve and gastropods. Ide resides all along Finnish coastal and inland waters, except for the northernmost parts of Lapland or small lakes. Since it can reach a maximum length of 50 centimetres it is a good food fish.