Silver Perch

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25x Silver Perch 3-4cm

Bidyanus bidyanus

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Silver perch are fantastic for Aquaponincs systems, Dams and for those who want a native species large Aquarium.

They can grow to 40cm on average of 30cm and are a popular hardy Australian native fish.

Temperature: 10°C - 26°C.

pH: 6.5 - 7.5 ·

General Hardness: 50 - 200 ppm.

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This is an Australian native species from the Murray Darling River Basin. This is the largest river basin in Australia, covering a very large inland area of Australia with a broad climate range. Parts of the basin are quite arid. Temperature ranges are broad and water chemistry vaires considerably. This all adds up to a sturdy fish that is not too demanding on the grower.

Best results are achieved at optum temperatures and water quality.

A temperature range between 23C and 28C is best, but they will tolerate as low as *2C and as high as 37C

Silver Perch Fingerlings The Silver Perch is a moderately elongate fish with a small head and small scales.

Colouration varies with water conditions. Adults are often silver-grey with darker scale margins but they can be greenish, brown or golden. The belly is white and the median fins are grey. The pelvic fins are usually white.

This species grows to 40 cm in length and 8 kg in weight, however 30 cm and 1.5 kg individuals are more commonly seen.

They grow on a range of commercial diets, with a wide range of fat and protein contents. Silver perch are known to have very high levels of benificial omega-3. Research has shown they have one of the highest levels of omega-3 in seafood tested by the CSIRO. It is noteworthy that the omega-3 content of the flesh will vairy according the died used to grow the fish. This means they not only are an excellent table fish, but they are also very healthy to eat

The Silver Perch is endemic to Australia. It occurs naturally in freshwaters throughout much of the Murray-Darling Drainage of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Silver perch may be stocked in farm dams in the Auburn, Barambah, Bremer, Brisbane, Boyne, Burnett, Burrum, Caboolture, Dawson, Eliot, Fitzroy, Kolan, Lockyer, Logan, Maroochy, Mary, Nogoa, Nogo, North Pine, Stanley, South Coast, and South Pine river basins. Always best to check with your local fisheries department in your area to make sure you can release these into dams on your property.

It has been introduced into the Lake Eyre Basin and coastal river systems of south-eastern Queensland, New South Wales and south-western Western Australia.

It prefers fast-flowing waters but is also known from rivers, lakes and reservoirs.

Temperature: 10°C - 26°C.

pH: 6.5 - 7.5 ·

General Hardness: 50 - 200 ppm.

More Information
Scientific Name Bidyanus bidyanus
Care Level Easy
Common Names Silver Perch, black or silver bream and the traditional bidyan
Diet Omnivore
Fish Family Terapontidae
Lifespan (years) 9
Max. Length (cm) 45
Min. Tank Volume (l) 200
Origin Australia
Sociability Peaceful
Venomous No
Water Conditions Temperature - 10°C - 26°C. pH - 6.5 - 7.5 · General Hardness - 50 - 200 ppm.
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