Siberian Sturgeon – Acipenser baerii
Description: Siberian sturgeon are the most commonly available sturgeon in the UK. Its plain brown/black colour (lightening grey when older) when small small shouldn’t be frowned upon as they will make up for it in later life when they are large and feed out of your hand! Also known as Long nose sturgeon or Long Nose Siberian Sturgeon. Increasing amounts of Siberian Sturgeon are now turning up in UK rivers, most likely released illegally from garden ponds they have out grown.
They are very peaceful fish and will generally spend most of their time in the lower reaches of the pond going about their business.
Maximum Size: Upto 48″ but on average 30-40″.
Environment: Sturgeon have a preference for cooler water. It is important to feed them a good quality sturgeon food (we sell this!) and do so throughout the year. They a require a large pond due to their adult size and can achieve this within a few years. Good filtration (suitable for Koi) and aeration is a must.
Water Conditions: Siberian Sturgeon require a pH range of 7-8.5, Ammonia and Nitrite to be virtually 0ppm and dissolved oxygen saturation to remain above 8ppm. An air pump is a must if considering adding any of the Sturgeon species to your pond.
As with any pet, please fully research for yourself to ensure that you can accommodate a fish of this type in your home.