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")




7.2 - 8.0

8 -24 °C (46.4-75.2°F)

12-25 °d

1:3 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



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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