Fish Name: White Tip Sterlet
Latin Name: Acipenser ruthenus
Maximum Size: 120cm
Preferred Water Conditions: Will acclimatize to a wide range of conditions. pH: 6.5-8.0
Temperature: Cold water-temperate between 4-20 deg C (39-70 deg F)
Care: The white tip is the smallest species available in the UK to the aquatic industry very rarely exceeding 120cm. Sturgeon are not suitable for an aquarium and should be kept in medium to large ponds.
Typically they have a maximum size of 120cm, but in the past there have been larger found in the wild. Sturgeon can have a life span of 65 years.
They need good water quality and much higher oxygen levels than most fish, therefore a good filtration system is essential.
There is a wide range of foods available specifically for sturgeon usually in the form of pellets, but they will also feed on small insects, insect larvae, small crustaceans found in the pond.
We hold an ILFA licence to keep and sell these fish – buy with confidence.