The Roach Pillow


The roach is a small member of the Cyprinidae family (commonly known as the carp family). Growing to around 30cm, it is widely found in lakes, rivers, ponds and brackish water in Europe and parts of Asia. The species has a characteristic short silver body with unmistakable red eyes and red caudal fins. Often found in small schools, roach feed mainly on plant material and small insects, larva and gastropods. It is a very cautious and timid species and a favorite snack predatory fish.