Tench (Tinca tinca)
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757 Litres (200 US G.)
60-70 cm (23.6-27.6")
7.0 - 8.0
4 -24 °C (39.2-75.2°F)
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]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )