Cyprinus carpio  (Carp, Carpe, Cá chép)

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Family: Carp

Distribution: almost all over the world, from the next Danuyp Basin Southeast Asia, living in most types of water bodies, across geographic regions, most commonly in ponds and fields.

Length: up to 1 m. Fish in the tank are usually smaller in size.

Diet: omnivorous, feeding animals, plants, synthetic food.

Water temperature: 20 -27 degrees C

Own culture.

Description: close up side, oblong, with two pairs of antennae. Fairly broad crown towards the front. Starting dorsal after starting ventrals a little .. Anal-high dorsal fin. Caudal has two lobes equal. Last spines of the dorsal and anal fins are serrated at the edges in.

Fish usually white natural gray, dark back, abdomen bright, edges red fins. However, due to the different living conditions carp species in different regions show variations very well, especially the shape and number of scales, colors, size and body shape.

Carp aquarium is the oldest culture in the world, about 2,000 years in China, over 600 years in Europe. As a result of breeding, there are now a lot more different strains of carp: Humpback carp, red carp, carp purple, carp glasses ... Japanese carp are also available in black, gold ...

Carp easy to raise. Need oxygen low (2mg/lit), pH = 4-9. Can live in brackish water.

Carp 1 year maturity. 2-3 years old 15-20 thousand eggs fish. In our country throughout the year to meet carp carrying eggs. Fish eggs stick to plants, roots, dirt ...

Not new fish floating it eat sinhv AT, coincides wheels, body GIP lower. When mature, the fish eat worms, snails, mussels, larvae, insects and weeds. In ponds, fish eat green manure, rice bran, bean pulp, grain flat and synthetic foods.

Source: Ornamental fish - Vo Van Chi, Science and Technology Publishing House, 1993. Copyright © VietLinh. Translated by



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