Roach Rutilus rutilus

Roach
Roach
Roach
The Roach, called Common Roach to distinguish from other non-UK species, is native to most types freshwater in much of Europe and western Asia, including Black and Caspian Seas. It has been introduced elsewhere. It often travels in shoals. It typically grows to 35cm long, but it can grow to 50cm.
Roach Roach above and below, Rudd centre.
Roach Roach below, Rudd then Silver Bream centre, Rudd top.
It has red eyes, red pelvic fins and usually a red tinge to other fins. The young are silver but the adults generally have a blue-grey metallic appearance. The mouth is downturned for eating on the water bed. Young are very like the young of other subfamily (carp-minnow) members, the Rudd and Ide. Despite "Rudd" meaning red, it is the Roach which has red eyes (the Rudd has yellow-orange); the Rudd also has an upturned mouth compared to the Roach's downturned.