Bastard sturgeon (Acipenser nudiventris), also known as the Ship, Fringebarbel, Spiny or Thorn sturgeon. These are a new species to the UK market and are quite rare at the current time. Bastard Sturgeon have the same requirements as Diamond or Siberian Sturgeons and can achieve a large overall size. Therefore, requirements are a large pond with good aeration.
Bastard Sturgeon require a dedicated sinking food and need feeding year round for survival.
Classed as Critically endangered in the wild. Our sturgeon are farm bred in a hatchery.