overviewThe Sturgeon, also known as the Sterlet, is a primitive looking fish that has a long snout and a mouth located on its underside. The rows of heavy plates along the flanks and dorsal surface along with its shark-like tail, add to this primitive look.
The Sturgeon, due to its potential size, will do best in a large community aquarium with numerous rocks and caves with a sandy bottom. This fish is a peaceful giant and will generally leave other tankmates alone. However, it should not be trusted with fish small enough to fit in its mouth.
The Sturgeon is quite hardy and adjusts to aquarium conditions nicely. The temperature may be allowed to rise to 74ºF, but it generally should be kept between 54 and 65ºF. Clean and clear water along with good water current is essential to this fish's health. A powerful filtration system is a must. The Sturgeon won't spawn in the home aquarium, but in nature it breeds from May to June.
Largely carnivorous, the Sturgeon prefers freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, pellet food that sinks, high-quality flake food, and meaty frozen foods.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 4" to 5"