Crucian carp (Carassius carassius)
114 Litres (30 US G.)
8-20 cm (3.1-7.9")
6.5 - 7.5
10-25°C (50 -77 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Found across Eurasia from England to Russia. Widely introduced elsewhere.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Mature females will be fuller bodied to males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
Diet[edit | edit source]
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Very similar care to the Common Goldfish, does best in large ponds or large tanks.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Generally peaceful.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Compared to the related Goldfish, the Crucian Carp has a more convex dorsal fin, and deeper body, than "wild coloured" Goldfish, known as Funa. These fish can hybridise with Goldfish, because they are the Goldfish's wild ancestors.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )