Common Carp 2-3"
Common carp are native to much of Europe and can also be found in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Carp are very popular fish for sport fishermen, and are widely distributed around fisheries and reserves nationwide. Common carp can grow in excess of 25kg and are ideal for ponds, lakes and fisheries. Photos are for illustration only, mixed genders supplied.
Carp can be grown-on in smaller ponds or large indoor aquariums until they reach maturity, and transferred to a large pond or lake. Common carp can tolerate a wide range of water conditions and temperature ranges.
The difference between mirror and its wild ancestor, the common carp, is mainly the presence of the large mirror-like scales.
How big do Common Carp grow?
Common, Grass and Mirror Carp can grow up to 3ft or 90cms, and can weigh as much as 25kgs! Captive carp will easily achieve at least half this size in a domestic garden pond setting.
Approx. supplied size: 2-3" / 5-7cm
Maximum size: 36" / 90cm
Origin: Europe, Central Asia
Temperament: Generally peaceful
Lighting requirement: low
Ideal number kept together: 1+
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 15 °C
Ideal pH: 6.0–8.0
Water flow: low
Temperature: 2–30 °C (outdoor)
Ease of Care
Easy. Very hardy, can grow very large so will need a large pond habitat.
Feed a mixture of pond flake and pellets. If you want to achieve growth use a high-protein pellet. Feed wheatgerm pellet in the winter until feeding stops. During the summer carp can be fed up to twice a day - clear any uneaten feed.
Egg layers. Carp will commonly spawn through spring and summer, and are commonly farmed throughout the UK.
Carp can live 20+ years in perfect conditions.
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