Triploid Grass Carp
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The grass carp or white amur, a vegetarian, is a natural alternative or addition to chemicals for aquatic weed control. In many situations, stocking Triploid Grass Carp is more cost effective than chemical applications. The Grass Eating Carp is a native of China and has been used for more than 700 years to control excessive aquatic weed growth. Grass carp should not be confused with common carp (Cyprinus carpio). The white amur has a silvery green body and no barbels, whereas the common carp is golden yellow and has barbels and is the same species as koi.
Special precautions should be used when stocking grass carp. Overflow drain pipes should be protected with bar guards and the use of copper based chemicals should be limited. Since the triploid grass carp is sterile and does not feed as heavily after reaching maturity, 20 percent of the original stocking should be added annually or bi-anually to renew the original population over a 5-year period.
Stocking rates for grass carp are determined by the amount and type of vegetation present in your pond. Typically, 8 to 30 fish per acre are stocked. In New York the average stock rate for triploid grass carp is between 8 and 15 per acre. Grass carp in NY may eat up to three times its body weight per day. One year old grass carp are approximately 12 inches in length and adults may weigh 35 pounds or more. Pond owners experiencing excessive vegetation are encouraged to call their local NYSDEC fisheries office or Smith Creek Fish Farm to obtain a permit and to consult a fisheries biologist for proper stocking number.
Per. Fish Price: 10"-12" and 14"-16" (Our Prefered Size)
We Can Supply ANY amount of Grass Carp ANYWHERE in New York