SILVER PERCH

Scientific Name:
Bidyanus bidyanus
Other common names: Bidyan, Black bream, Grunter, Murray Perch, Silver Bream 

  • Silver Perch are omnivores, and an excellent choice for dams as they are able to take advantage of more available food than a carnivorous fish. 
  • Silver Perch respond well to artificial feeding.
  • Size: 1-3kg at rate of approx 600-800g/yr. Can grow up to 8kg.
  • Tolerates temperature from 3°c - 37°c and pH range between 6.5 - 8.  
  • Considered good eating, but sometimes may develop a ‘weedy' flavour.
  • Silver Perch are very popular with anglers - a hard, strong fighter.

STOCKING RATE IN DAMS: 1 fish per 2 sqm (2000/acre)

PRICING (ex. gst and delivery) 

Av Size.           0-50                    50-500
3-5cm             $2.50                    $1.80
5-7cm             $3.00                    $2.00
7-10cm           $4.50                    $4.00