Scardinius erythrophthalmus GOLD

11. July 2011

Scardinius erythrophthalmus GOLD Scardinius erythrophthalmus GOLD

Scardinius erythrophthalmus GOLD

The rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) is the only species of freswater fish native in Central Europe that is specialized in feeding on soft water plants and algae. Thus it is a perfect helper for garden ponds where algae and especially duckweed should be reduced. As the rudd likes to swim in the upper regions of the water column it is easier to observe it than koi or goldfish, which often like to swim near the bottom. The rudd is an indigenous fish species and thus completely frost restistant.

The rudd usually grows to a length of 15-20 cm. The fish becomes sexually mature in its second year of life. At that age it is usually 8-10 cm long. Maximum length given for the rudd in literature is about 50 cm, but it is very likely that most often such giants are hybrids of the rudd with other cyprind fishes.

The golden rudd is a sport ot the rudd that is bred in fishbreeding facilities.

For our customers: the fish have code 878553 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Scardinius: derived from Scarus, which was a name for a nowadays unidentifiable species of fish in ancient Greece. erythrophthalmus: Latin, means “with red eyes”.

Common name: Golden rudd

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 8 -10