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")




6.5 - 7.5

10-25°C (50 -77 °F)

5-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-60 years



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[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.

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