IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Tench have a dark green to black back and a bronze-colored belly. The fish has a high back, small scales and extremely slimy skin. Using its barbels to feel the bottom, it searches for food primarily at night. Its eyes do not play a major role and therefore are small. Tench eat small snails, water fleas, crustaceans and mosquito larvae. They also eat parts of plants, algae and detritus.


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