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Eight ull size silver perch werereleased into the lake at the ocialopening o the Parkland in April 2001by the then Premier o Queensland,Peter Beattie and the honourableRobert Schwarten, Minister or PublicWorks, Housing and Inormation andCommunication Technology.In December o the same year aurther 500 ngerlings o silver perchwere released into the lake.In January 2003, 500 ngerlings o resh water mullet were released intothe lake.
Adults are ofen silver-grey on top with dark scale margins and a whitebelly. Top can vary to greenish, brown or golden colour.Growth can be to 40cm in length and 8kg in weight however, morecommonly seen at 30cm and 1.5kg in weight.
Native to Australia, this species can be ound in reshwaters throughoutthe Murray-Darling Drainage o Queensland, New South Wales, Victoriaand South Australia. It preers ast lowing waters but is also known toinhabit rivers, lakes and reservoirs.Silver Perch eed on Shrimps, Yabbies and aquatic insects, but believedthat larger sh change to a mainly vegetarian diet eeding on weed andalgae.The lake does not provide a breeding habitat or this species as theyrequire loods or running streams to lay their eggs.
Greenish brown on top with silvery sides and belly. The ns are duskycoloured and this species has a deeply orked tail and a small head.Growth is up to 80cm in length and 7.5kg in weight.
Native to Australia, this species is ound in reshwater coastal streams,as well as estuarine and coastal waters rom southern Queensland tosouthern New South Wales.They can ofen be seen near the surace o the water, swimming in smallschools.The lake does not provide a breeding habitat or this species.
This act sheet provides generalinormation on the various sh thatinhabit the Parkland lake.While some visitors may like to eed the sh i they sight them in thelake, eeding is not permitted as it may cause the sh to becomedependant on an articial ood source which is not healthy or them.I you see a sick or injured sh, please contact Parkland Security on3006 4525 or 0417 609 992.
Silver PerchFresh Water Mullet
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