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Tench for sale

About tench for sale

Sometimes named the doctor fish, the tench is a freshwater fish belonging to Europe. It has since been added to much of the remainder of the world.

Solid and heavy, the tench has an olive green or more colored back with bronze coloring on its gut. It also appears in an orange shade and is sometimes stocked in man-made ponds or aquariums. Its scales are petite, as are its eyes, and it’s portrayed as being excessively slimy.

Habitat and diet


Tench prefer depthless lakes, rivers, and backwaters with a large abundance of vegetation. In some regions of the world, they spend the winter concealed in mud.

To obtain food, the tench uses short sensitive organs that extrude from each side of its mouth, called barbels, to explore the river or lake bed for snails, mosquito larvae, and other small animals. Tench also eat detritus, algae, and plant material.


Male tench reach adulthood at around two to three years old, females about a year after. That occurs in late spring or summer when the female discharges her eggs every 15 days or so to the temperature reduces. She does this beside plants so that the adhesive eggs attach to the vegetation. One or two males will glide by and release sperm. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae stay fastened to the plants for several days before swimming off.

To purchase quality tench for sale, please call Lincolnshire Fisheries on 01673 828 965.