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Arctic char are a type of salmonid fish and they range in size depending on the species. On average, they range between 12-24 inches in length and weigh up to 8 pounds. Arctic char are typically silver or white in color, with dark spots along their sides. 

They have a streamlined body with a large mouth and a forked tail. Arctic char are cold-water fish, and they prefer cooler temperatures, typically ranging between 35-45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Arctic char are found in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. In freshwater, they inhabit the northernmost lakes and streams of the Arctic and subarctic regions.

In the ocean, they inhabit coastal waters, bays, and estuaries.  Arctic char migrate to the open ocean as they mature, then return to the freshwater to spawn.

They feed mainly on insects, crustaceans, and small fish.

Arctic char spawn in the freshwaters of their birth, building nests and laying eggs. After hatching, the young char migrate to the ocean to feed and mature. 

When they reach adulthood, they return to the freshwater to reproduce.

Arctic char are a type of salmonid fish and they belong to the Salmonidae family. There are many different species of Arctic char, including Arctic char, Dolly Varden char, and bull trout. 

They are found in freshwater and saltwater habitats across the Northern Hemisphere, in rivers, lakes, and ponds. 

Arctic char prefer cool, well-oxygenated waters, with plenty of cover. In the ocean, they inhabit coastal waters and migrate to the open ocean when they reach maturity.

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