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Bream Fish

bream fish

About Bream fish :
Bream or the common bream (Abramis brama), belong to the family of Cyprinidae. It is a freshwater fish and it belongs to European species. They grow up to a size of (30 to 55) cm in length and weighs up to (2 to 4) kilograms. These fish are commonly found in lakes, ponds and canals. It is found in abundant quantity in the Caspian Sea, the Aral Sea and the Black Sea. It has a flattened body and its color varies from grey to bronze.

Black bream :
The black bream includes two common species in the genus Acanthopagrus. They are as follows:

  • Southern black bream :
    The Southern black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri), belong to the Sparidae family. The Southern black bream has a compressed body with equally curved dorsal and ventral fins. Their body has different color patterns like golden brown or bronze on the sides and back. Their belly is white and has a greenish reflection. They grow up to a size of 60 cm and weigh up to 4 kg. They are also commonly known as black bream, southern bream and blue-nosed bream.
  • Yellowfin bream :
    Yellowfin bream (Acanthopagrus australis), also belong to the Sparidae family. They are freshwater fish and the native of Australia. Yellow bream are deep-bodied fish and has yellow colored ventral and anal fins. Thus, they are known as yellowfin bream.
  • Bream Fish Fast Facts

    Bream Feeding Habits :
    These fish likes to live in groups and are often found near the bottom. They feed more often at nights. This fish feeds on bivalves, gastropods, chironomid larvae and tubifex worms. They feed on water plants and plankton too.

    Bream Spawning :
    The spawning season for these fish is between April to June. They require a water temperature of around 17 degree Celsius. The females lay (100000 to 300000) eggs. They lay their eggs on water plants. These eggs hatch after (3-12) days. They get mature at the age of (3 to 4) years.

    Bream Fishing Tips :
    The breams often get caught easily in the hooks of the fisherman. Bream fishing is considered to be the underrated fishing. The breams have a characteristic of eating anything and that is the reason why they get caught most often in the hooks of the fisherman. One does not need to go very deep to find a bream. They stick together and if you find one you will find more.

    Bream Fish Predators :
    These fish have many predators apart from humans. The main predators of this fish are the varieties of seabirds such as Pelican, Great Cormorant prominent and Little Black Cormorant. Other than these, sharks and rays also feed on this fish.

    Bream Fish Recipes :
    The recipes of the bream fish are very famous among the fish eaters. It is cooked with olive oil, garlic, black olives, onion, tomatoes, lemon juice and parsley. Its flesh is white and is very tasty and delicious when cooked. Few famous recipes of this fish are Herbed Grilled Sea Bream, White Snapper, Savoury Grilled Sea Bream, Stuffed Sea Bream with Fennel Sauce.