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Pond Fish - Tench

21st Nov 2019

Green Tench, or Doctor Fish, are found in many areas of Europe and northern Asia, where they inhabit slow moving rivers and lakes.Golden tench have been developed for pond keepers, a variety which was selectively bred in central Europe.

Tench are a relatively shy fish, and will prefer plenty of planting to hide amongst. They prefer to be kept in a shoal and may accept floating food, but because they are timid may have to be fed sinking.

Species Information

Maximum Length: 70cm

Common Length: 20cm

Max. Published Weight: 7.5Kg

Ideal pH Range: 7.0 – 7.5

Preferred Temperature Range: 4°C - 24°C