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White Perch (Morone americana)

White Perch (Morone americana)

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White perch (Morone americana) are a small species of temperate bass native to fresh and brackish waters of the east coast ranging from Nova Scotia to South Carolina. They are considered semi-anadromous as they typically migrate from brackish water into freshwater to spawn in the spring. White perch are generally abundant throughout their range and are popular for their value as both a sportfish and as a food fish, however they have become invasive in some areas and can be detrimental to certain fish populations that they outcompete for resources. 

Possession of live white perch is banned in several states, know your state laws!


Not often seen in home aquaria although they are fairly undemanding captives as long as they have appropriate space and filtration. 

Origin: Currently available animals are field-collected and have gone through a preventative quarantine and treatments if necessary. 

Care Level: Beginner-intermediate. 

Diet: Not picky, mostly feed on invertebrates, small fish, and fish eggs in the wild.

Adult Size: Up to 19” is possible. 7”-10” is more typical. 

pH: 7.0-8.5

Water Temp: 60-75F is ideal in a captive setting, however they can tolerate temperatures outside of these ranges.

Other Care Preferences: While they can live and reproduce in entirety fresh water, the addition of aquarium salt at least is recommended for this species long-term. They can be aggressive so care should be taken when choosing tankmates.

NEVER release your fish into the wild or stock public waterways without permission from a government agency!

*We are a licensed dealer and propagator of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish in the state of Pennsylvania. All of our native and game fish (including bullfrogs, northern green frogs, and their tadpoles) come from licensed dealers and propagators with proof of receipt (available upon request to government agencies only). We WILL NOT under ANY circumstance sell any herptiles or fish collected from the commonwealth of PA, so please do not ask!*

Live white perch (Morone americana) for sale at MJS Reptiles. Live tropical and North American fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates for sale online and shipped right to your front door!

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