Sturgeon | All about the sturgeon and the care of the sturgeon fish
Chris van der Velde
All about the sturgeon
- What kind of fish is the sturgeon?
- How big can sturgeons get?
- How much does a sturgeon cost?
- How much living space does the sturgeon need?
- Do sturgeons coexist with pond plants?
- Can sturgeons live in groups?
What kind of fish is a sturgeon?
Sturgeons are large, elongated fish common in the wild in rivers and lakes in Europe, Asia and North Africa. The sturgeon is native to Europe and is a freshwater fish often found in the wild. Because the fish is native to the wild, it can grow very large. Sturgeons are often an important part of the fishery in the region where they occur and are often eaten as a delicacy. However, sturgeon populations have declined significantly in recent years due to overfishing, water pollution and loss of their habitat. Many countries have now taken conservation measures to restore the sturgeon population.
How big can sturgeons get?
Sturgeons live primarily in the wild. In the wild, this fish can reach impressive sizes, up to six meters in length and weighing up to 400 kilograms! Moreover, it can live up to 50 to 100 years old.
How much does a sturgeon cost?
A sturgeon costs between 10-20 euros in purchase, I am talking about a baby sturgeon. Because sturgeons can live between 50-100 years, it is important to carefully consider the purchase of a sturgeon. Do not just choose one if you do not know what it means to have a sturgeon.
How much living space does the sturgeon need?
Because sturgeons can reach lengths of up to 6 meters, it is important that they be placed in a pond where they have enough space to swim freely. The pond must be at least 10 meters long for a sturgeon; this means that there must be about 1,000 liters of water available per sturgeon. This is important because a sturgeon cannot turn around as well in a pond that is smaller and can easily get stuck because of this.
What does the sturgeon eat?
Sturgeons love insects that are high in protein such as mosquito larvae, mealworms and earthworms. Sturgeons also eat other insects that end up in the water and sink to the bottom. Apart from this, it is important to feed the sturgeon with fish food, choose fish food rich in vitamins and minerals to keep the sturgeon strong and healthy.
Fish food for sturgeon
Do sturgeons coexist with pond plants?
A sturgeon can certainly be placed in a pond where pond plants are present only be careful which plants are placed in the pond. A sturgeon is a large fish that needs a lot of freedom of movement. If your pond contains many floating water plants, this is detrimental to the sturgeon, he can get entangled in the water plants, if he does not come out of it himself, the sturgeon can get tired and eventually drown. This is why it is important to choose floating oxygen plants such as beautiful water lilies or crabgrass. These plants provide a nice effect in your pond, moreover they give off oxygen to the water which is good for the water values: KH value, GH-value and PH-value and balance.
Floating pond plants
Can a sturgeon live in groups?
Because the sturgeon is a large fish it is less easy for a sturgeon to turn around, he needs enough space for this. Furthermore, a sturgeon has poor eyesight which means that it often only sees the food thrown into the water after a while. When there are other fish swimming in the pond, they have often already eaten the sturgeon's food before the sturgeon has noticed it. This is why a sturgeon likes to live alone.
Frequently asked questions about Sturgeons
Sturgeons are strong fish that are not likely to contract diseases. For example, unlike many other fish, they are not sensitive to parasites. They are therefore very unlikely to contract them.
The sturgeon should be fed several times a week. It is important to know that the sturgeon will not eat food that has been lying on the bottom of the pond for more than an hour. Here to feed your sturgeon several times small amounts of food per day.
Simon van der Velde
Pond specialist and aquatic plant grower since 1986
Simon's vision is to let nature do its work in your pond. No need to buy all kinds of measuring equipment and water improvers. If the fish are swimming nicely and the plants are growing well, then the water in the pond is of good quality. With a good planting plan and the right approach, you can save a lot of money and maintenance, and ensure a clear, biologically balanced pond that becomes more beautiful every year.