Carp Bream (Abramis brama)

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Carp Bream

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Carp Bream

Abramis brama

757 Litres (200 US G.)

30-80 cm (11.8-31.5")

sg

1 - 1.010

pH

7.0 - 7.5

10 -24 °C (50-75.2°F)

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

1-20 years

Family

Cyprinidae



Additional names

Carp Bream, Common Bream, Bronze Bream

Additional scientific names

Abramis argyreus, Abramis brama bergi, Abramis brama danubii, Abramis brama orientalis, Abramis brama sinegorensis, Abramis gehini, Abramis media, Abramis melaenus, Abramis microlepidotus, Abramis vetula, Abramis vulgaris, Cyprinus brama


Origin[edit | edit source]

Found throughout Europe and Asia, primarily found in most European drainages from Adour (France) to Pechora (White Sea basin); Aegean Sea basin, in Lake Volvi and Struma and Maritza drainages[1].


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Similar to Goldfish in that mature males will develop white pimples on their gill plates and vents will be visible during spawning season.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Public aquaria only. These are temperate fish that need to be in large shoals, and seeing as they are so large, need exceptionally large tanks or a pond. Or are best left in the wild, this is a game fish and can be eaten.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Bottom feeders, will sift through substrate looking for small crustaceans. Will also eat aquatic plants and plankton.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Inhabits slow-moving freshwater rivers, and sometimes brackish estuaries, lives in shoals near the bottom, constantly looking for food on the river bed.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A large shoaling peaceful fish.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Slender laterally flattened high-backed body, coloured silver when young, sometimes matures to a rich bronze colour. Can be mistaken for Blicca bjoerkna (Silver Bream) when young.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fishbase Distribution

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