For the first time we have a golden sport (the scientific word for that phenomenon is xanthoristic) of the Stone moroko (Pseudorasbora parva) in stock. Like all our garden pond fish the specimens are bred ones.
The Stone moroko originates from Asia, where it occurs naturally in the northeastern parts (former USSR, China, Japan, etc.). In the 1970ies it was introduced to Central Europe along with fish imported for stocking waters for fishing purposes. Since that time it spreads all over the continent in a high speed. The Stone moroko is a vigorous species and absolutely undemanding. This is the explanation for its great success. It often becomes the only species of fish after some time in a biotope.
Stone morokos are able to tolerate a broad range of temperatures and are absolutely undemanding in respect of water chemistry. Thus they fit perfectly for very small garden ponds, rain barrels etc., in which no other species of fish would be able to survive. Here they feed on the moskito larvae and that makes them quite useful. However, during winter the fish have to be kept in a cool tank in the cellar, for even those hard guys are not able to survive deep-freezing.
The maximum length of Stone morokos is around 7 cm. They take broodcare. The eggs are attached on hard substratum and are guarded by the male until they hatch.
For our customers: the fish have code 802512 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Pseudorasbora: ancient Greek, means “false Rasbora”. Rasbora is another genus of fish. parva: Latin, means “small”.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||Nachzucht / bred|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||6-8|