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Species in our  Waters 


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The common carp or European carp is a widespread freshwater fish of eutrophic waters in lakes and large rivers in Europe and Asia. 


Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio

Lifespan: 20 years

Mass: 2–14 kg (4.5-31 lb)

Size: 40-80 cm (15.75-31.5 inches)

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The crucian carp is a medium-sized member of the common carp family Cyprinidae. It occurs widely in northern European regions.


Scientific name: Carassius carassius

Lifespan: 30 years

Mass: 0.1-0.68 kg (6oz - 1lb 8oz)

Size: Average 15-31 cm (6-12 in) 



Ghost Carp (simply an alternative name for Ghost Koi), are a hybrid, and are usually the result of breeding Mirror or Common Carp with Purachina Koi (Platinum Ogon) to get White Ghost Koi or Yambuki (Yellow Ogon) to obtain Yellow Ghost Koi.


Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio

Lifespan: 9-45+ years

Mass: 3-7 kg (6-15 lb)

Size: 45-65 cm (18-26 in)



The grass carp is a large, herbivorous, freshwater fish species of the family Cyprinidae native to eastern Asia, with an original range from northern Vietnam to the Amur River on the Siberia-China border. This Asian carp is the only species of the genus Ctenopharyngodon.


Scientific name:  Ctenopharyngodon idella


Mass: 3-9 kg (8-20 lb)

Size: 60-100 cm (24-40 in)

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Other Fish 

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The common bream, freshwater bream, bream, bronze bream, or carp bream, is a European species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is now considered to be the only species in the genus Abramis.


Scientific name: Abramis brama

Lifespan: 15-20 years

Mass: 1-2 kg (3-4 lb)

Size: 35-40 cm (14-16 in)

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The European perch, also known as the common perch, redfin perch, big-scaled redfin, English perch, Eurasian perch, Eurasian river perch, Hatch or in Anglophone parts of Europe, simply the perch, is a predatory species of the freshwater perch native to Europe and northern Asia.


Scientific name: Perca fluviatilis

Lifespan: 10-13 years

Mass: 0.25-0.75 kg (4-12 oz)

Size: 12-25 cm (4-10 in)

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The roach, also known as the common roach, is a fresh- and brackish-water fish of the family Cyprinidae, native to most of Europe and western Asia. Fishes called roach can be any species of the genera Rutilus and Hesperoleucus, depending on locality. The plural of the term is also roach.


Scientific name: Rutilus rutilus

Lifespan: 8-12 years

Mass: 0.05-0.25 kg (2-8 oz)

Size: 10-23 cm (5-9 in)



The common rudd is a bentho-pelagic freshwater fish, widely spread in Europe and middle Asia, around the basins of the North, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Aral seas.


Scientific name: Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Lifespan: 8-17 years

Mass: 0.05-0.20 kg (2-8 oz)

Size: 10-20 cm (4-8 in)

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The tench or doctor fish is a fresh and brackish-water fish of the order Cypriniformes found throughout Eurasia from Western Europe including the British Isles, east into Asia as far as the Ob and Yenisei Rivers. It is also found in Lake Baikal.


Scientific name: Tinca tinca

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Mass: 1-2 kg (2-5 lb)

Size: 40-70 cm (16-28 in)

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