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Grass Carp
  • Grass Carp
  • Grass Carp
  • Grass Carp

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Green 4-5" £7.50 £7.25 £7.00 £6.75 £6.50 £6.25
Green 7-8" £25.00 £24.00 £23.00 £22.00 £21.00 £20.00
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Albino 4-5" £8.00 £7.75 £7.50 £6.75 £6.50 £5.25

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Grass Carp

Grass Carp are herbivorous fish which have been introduced to waterways around the world for aquatic weed control. The young fish will eat almost anything but as they get larger, they will eat more and more soft weeds, which is why they are regularly used as a biological weed control. They won’t eat hard weeds such as reeds and lilies. Given space, food and time they will grow pretty big but in small ponds they grow to the space and food available to them, which makes them ideal for weed control in small ponds.

Unlike common and mirror carp or ornamental Koi, Grass Carp need running water to spawn and will leave a pond via an overflow or inflow to find these conditions given half a chance. The authorities are concerned that they could spread and establish breeding populations in the wild, which has resulted in restrictions on what sort of pond you can stock them into.

As a result we are licensed to sell them for introduction into Garden Ponds only

A garden pond is defined as fully enclosed (no water running out of it), less than one acre in size, not fished and in the grounds of a residential property. If your water fits this description, we can sell them to you. We will ask you about this when you call. If your water doesn't fit in with this definition of a garden pond, then sadly we are not allowed to sell them to you.

Customers wanting to purchase fish are asked to call us on 01952 201970 where we can process orders and take payment over the phone. We have a duty of care to our fish and as such do not have a 'click to buy' function for livestock on our website. Please feel free to call us at anytime.

To enquire about the purchase of the fish or any others on the Ripples website please call us on:

Tel: 01952 201970

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