Sturgeons stand as one of the most ancient fish families on our planet, predominantly inhabiting expansive river systems and lakes within subtropical regions. The Diamond Sturgeon, hailing from the rivers of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, faces the threat of overfishing in its native habitats. This species boasts the Diamondback variant, characterized by a remarkable accumulation of white coloration along its dorsal area. An encouraging note is that efforts are underway for commercial aquaculture, with our specimens nurtured on Florida farms.
While they can temporarily thrive in sizable aquariums, the grandeur of their eventual adult size and their energetic swimming tendencies advocate for their most fitting residence in outdoor ponds. Being a subtropical species, they exhibit a commendable tolerance for cooler temperatures, but safeguarding them from freezing conditions is imperative. Avoiding temperatures surpassing the low 70s Fahrenheit (approximately 21-24°C) is advised.
For those dedicated to niche aquatic preservation, the Diamondback Sturgeon is an extraordinary rarity, standing as a testament to the dedication of specialist keepers.