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Jade Perch

Scientific name: Scortum Barcoo

Other common names: Barcoo Grunter 

  • A hardy species, Jade Perch are omnivores which survive on a wide variety of foods, such as zooplankton, small crustaceans, aquatic insects, molluscs, algae, duck weed and other plant material.
  • Artificial food is readily accepted from fingerling stage onwards. Note: Take care not to overfeed as they are voracious feeders!
  • Some Jades have been caught weighing in at 3.5 kg.
  • Considered excellent eating. Research on over 200 species shows Queensland Jade Perch have the highest content of beneficial Omega 3 oils than any other fish.
  • Tolerates temperature from 13°c – 32°c and pH range between 6 – 9.
  • Grows up to twice as fast as Silver Perch.
  • Very well suited for aquaponics or recirculating tank systems; not allowed in dams.


(ex. gst and delivery)

Av Size.           0-50                    50-500
3-5cm             $2.50                    $2.00
5-7cm             $3.00                    $2.50
7-10cm           $5.00                    $4.50

Jade Perch