Abramis brama

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Alternative names

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Synonyms

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Sexing

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

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

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

Feeding regime

Twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

A large shoaling peaceful fish.

Identification

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.

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