Tench (Tinca tinca)

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Tinca tinca Prague Vltava 3.jpg

Tinca tinca

757 Litres (200 US G.)

60-70 cm (23.6-27.6")




7.0 - 8.0

4 -24 °C (39.2-75.2°F)

10-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



This animal is available captive bred

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found across Eurasia including the United Kingdom. Absent in Ireland.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature male fish has a greatly thickened second ray and longer pelvic fin.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish that does best in a group of its own kind.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Prefers a meaty diet including sinking pellets, live and frozen daphnia, bloodworm and chopped earthworms.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

While juveniles can be kept in large aquariums, these are best suited for ponds. They prefer heavy vegetation.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

The Tench is olive green-brown in colour with a gold iridescence to their scales.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]