(Ctenopharyngodon idella) Also known as White Amur
Grass Carp are fast becoming a popular fish addition for garden ponds. Introduced to the UK to control weeds in Garden Ponds, they are a herbivorous freshwater fish from Eastern Asia. They have long torpedo shaped bodies with broad rounded heads. There are two varieties stocked the green grass carp and the albino variety.
Grass Carp prefer to eat the softer weeds and will help control Blanket weed, Duck weed, Elodea and many other invasive plants. They will live happily along side other ornamental coldwater fish, making them ideal for natural weed control in ponds.
In the wild they they naturally spawn in rivers with fast moving water. Due to their specific spawning requirements they will not reproduce in this country.
They are fast growing and have the potential to be very large fish. The average size of these fish is 60-100cm, with the maximum wild size of 2m.
They are available to buy in a large range of sizes from 2″ to 20″ and we are happy to advise on how many you would require to help control the weeds in your garden pond.
Please give us a call to run through your requirements. They are available to buy securely online or over the phone.
We are also able to sell grass carp for garden ponds in bulk buy offers for large ponds. Please click the link below to view offers online.
Wikipedia offer more facts on Grass Carp.