Pearl Roach (Rutilus erythrophthamus)

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Pearl Roach

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Pearl Roach

Rutilus erythrophthamus

246 Litres (65 US G.)

14-15 cm (5.5-5.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.2 - 8.0

8 -24 °C (46.4-75.2°F)

12-25 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae





Additional names

Pearl Roach

Additional scientific names

Leuciscus altus, Leuciscus henle, Leuciscus pagellus, Leuciscus pauperum, Leuciscus scardinus, Leucos cisalpinus, Leucos rubellicus, Rutilus erythrophthalmus, Squalius aula, Squalius elatus


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Best not kept in a tank, but in very large ponds/lakes or rivers.


Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivorous fish, feeding on algae and invertebrates.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Native to Northern Europe, this is a coldwater fish best kept in large lakes/ponds or rivers, not normally available to the pet trade rather it is fished for by the angling community.

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