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Pond Fish - Grass Carp

21st Nov 2019

The Grass Carp, or White Amur, is a herbivorous, freshwater fish native to Siberia and Northern China, which is cultivated in China for food.

Grass carp are veracious eaters and were introduced to areas of North America and Europe for aquatic weed control, and they have a reputation for eating blanketweed from ponds. They can grow very large and require a big pond.Grass carp are an invasive, non-native species, it is illegal to release them into the wild in the UK.

Species Information

Maximum Length: 150cm

Common Length: 20-40cm

Max. Published Weight: 45Kg

Max Published Age: 11 years

Ideal pH Range: 7.0 – 7.5

Preferred Temperature Range: 5°C - 35°C