Crucian carp (Carassius carassius)

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Crucian carp

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Crucian Carp

Carassius carassius

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8-20 cm (3.1-7.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

10-25°C (50 -77 °F)

5-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-60 years

Family

Cyprinidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Crucian Carp, Prussian Carp, Gibel carp

Additional scientific names

Cyprinus moles, Carassius moles, Cyprinus carassius, Carassius carassius carassius, Carassius humilis, Cyprinus charax, Carassius charax, Carassius vulgaris, Carassius linnaei, Cyprinus gibelio minutus, Carassius gibelio minutus, Carassius oblongus, Carassius auratus gibelio


Origin

Found across Eurasia from England to Russia. Widely introduced elsewhere.

Sexing

Mature females will be fuller bodied to males. These fish can hybridise with Goldfish.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Omnivorous

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Very similar care to the Common Goldfish, does best in large ponds rather than tanks.

Behaviour

Generally peaceful.

Identification

Compared to the related Goldfish, the Crucian Carp has a more convex dorsal fin, and deeper body, than "wild coloured" Goldfish.

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