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Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) - WYSIWYG

Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) - WYSIWYG

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Common carp (Cyprinus carpio), possibly one of the most familiar freshwater fish in the world, are originally native to Europe but can now be found across the globe. 

In America carp are popular amongst many recreational fishermen while considered a trash fish by others. In Europe they are highly coveted by sport fishermen and in Asia common carp are the most commonly aquacultured food fish. Despite their global popularity, wild common carp aren’t commonly seen for sale within the US aquarium hobby.

You will receive the exact fish pictured!
Currently available animals field-collected and have gone through a preventative quarantine and treatments. *Larger sizes may incur additional shipping charges* 

Please keep in mind that these fish may have minor cosmetic imperfections from life in the wild such as missing scales or an imperfect fin. 

Care Level: Beginner-intermediate.

Diet: Omnivores that mostly feed on aquatic invertebrates in the wild. They will accept a wide variety of foods and do very well on pellets/flakes.  It is good to provide a varied diet with both plant and animal proteins.

Adult Size: They average 15”-30” but can exceed 40”. While they typically stay smaller in ornamental ponds (3-10lbs) they can weigh over 20lbs, with fish over 40lbs occasionally being caught in the wild. 

pH: 7.2-8.0 is ideal, however they can tolerate pH levels outside these ranges. 

Water Temp: 65-77F is ideal, however they can tolerate a wide variety of temperatures. 

Other Care Preferences: Their care is identical to that of the standard koi as they are technically the same species. 

NEVER release your fish into the wild or stock public waterways without permission from a government agency!

*We are a licensed dealer and propagator of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish in the state of Pennsylvania. All of our native and game fish (including bullfrogs, northern green frogs, and their tadpoles) come from licensed dealers and propagators with proof of receipt (available upon request to government agencies only). We WILL NOT under ANY circumstance sell any herptiles or fish collected from the commonwealth of PA, so please do not ask!*

Live common carp (Cyprinus carpio) for sale at MJS Reptiles. Live tropical and North American fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates for sale online and shipped right to your front door!

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