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Pond Fish - Barbel

21st Nov 2019

The Barbel, a fish from within the same family as carp, is native throughout Europe and parts of Asia. They are a popular sport fish in the UK.

Barbels are a shy, bottom feeding fish and should be fed sinking foods. They require well aerated water and a fairly large pond in which to shoal.

Species Information

Maximum Length: 120cm

Common Length: 30cm

Max. Published Weight: 12Kg

Max Published Age: 38 years

Preferred Temperature Range: 10°C - 24°C