Albino Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus)


The  rare and impressive albino form of the Sterlet Sturgeon (A. ruthenus) is new to the aquarium and pond hobby, having been line bred by specialized farms in Europe. Originally native to freshwater bodies of Central Asia and Eastern Europe, the Sterlet is one of the smallest growing species of sturgeon but still attains a significant adult size of up to 30″, making them more suitable for indoor or outdoor ponds than most aquariums. A hardy fish, like most sturgeon they prefer clean, well-oxygenated water and cooler temperatures and are quite comfortable with temperatures as low as the low 50’s.

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Albino Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus)

Origin: Aquacultured Europe
Diet: Largely a bottom feeding scavenger, will readily accept sinking pellets
Adult Size: 36″+
Recommended Tank Size: Best suited to a medium to large pond
Compatibility: Generally peaceful. Should be kept with similarly sized fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0 – 7.8
Temp:                     Requires cooler water – 55-72F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.

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