Category: Carp

How does grass carp affect water quality?

December 17, 2021, 02:35, asked: Brent Bellefleur

Adult Grass Carp primarily eat aquatic vegetation, often uprooting large areas of vegetation which can lead to increased turbidity and poorer water quality....

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Do grass carp eat fruit?

December 16, 2021, 03:19, asked: kiyan monfared

Since Grass Carp are herbivores, they love veggies. Many anglers use sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, watermelons, freshly cut grass from a swampy area, catfish food, small earth worms, or lima beans....

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Do you need to feed grass carp?

December 15, 2021, 07:43, asked: North Shore Angler

It is especially important that fingerling grass carp are fed well. They are usually fed with Wolffia arrhiza when they are between 30-70mm in length, followed by Lemna minor when they reach 70-100mm. After this, they can be fed with tender aquatic vegetation....

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Is carp fish nice to eat?

December 14, 2021, 14:09, asked: Aventure-mille-îles

YES, you can eat carp. This fish is delicious to those who like stronger fish flavors, and it is consumed by people across the world. There are hundreds of recipes to prepare it, to suit everyone's taste....

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Why should you not eat carp?

December 13, 2021, 01:08, asked: David H. Pare

Carp are bottom-feeding fish, which makes them much more likely to pick up toxins, chemicals, and generally unpleasant flavors from the wild. (Surprisingly enough, their mercury levels are low since they generally don't eat other fish.)...

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What happens if you eat a carp?

December 12, 2021, 11:41, asked: Christopher Devos

Talk to most anglers in the United States, and you'll get a mixed response. Most claim that carp have a “muddy” taste despite never having tried them. While it's true that you may experience a muddy flavor with more sedated species of bottom-dwelling fish, it's not true that the taste is bad or overpowering in any way....

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How long do hybrid grass carp live?

December 10, 2021, 16:30, asked: Rosanne

Triploid grass carp are considered a natural method for controlling aquatic vegetation and macro-algae. They can live for many years (20 plus years in some cases)....

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How many grass carps are needed for a 1 acre pond?

December 9, 2021, 12:21, asked: Jaime Zapatero

Grass carp should be at least 8 inches long when stocked to avoid predation. Grass carp are usually stocked at rates ranging from 5 to 12 per acre. The 10 to 12 per acre stocking rate generally removes all submersed aquatic plants and most emersed aquatic plants within 2 years....

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Can you buy sterile grass carp?

December 7, 2021, 21:12, asked: Joey Nielsen

They are a non-indigenous species from Asia and can easily become invasive. For this reason, only sterile carp are allowed to be sold in SC, GA, NC, among other states. They are individually hand blood-tested to confirm their sterility. Chemicals can be very expensive and require multiple applications....

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How are carp being managed?

December 6, 2021, 19:48, asked: Darren Smith

The only generally available legal methods for carp control (subject to those involved having the appropriate permits or approvals) are: Legal recreational fishing methods, including as part of public fishing events. Harvesting by a licensed commercial Inland Restricted Fishery (IRF) carp endorsed fisher....

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