- 1 How big do F1 carp grow?
- 2 What is the difference between a F1 and a carp?
- 3 Why are F1 fish Called F1?
- 4 What are F1 and F2 carp?
- 5 How long do F1 fish live?
- 6 What does an F1 fish look like?
- 7 What is a ghost koi?
- 8 Can you keep crucian carp in a tank?
- 9 What is a ghost carp?
- 10 Can F1 fish breed?
- 11 What is a king carp?
- 12 How fast do F1 carp grow?
- 13 What is F2 fish?
- 14 What is a F2 carp?
How big do F1 carp grow?
The fish is considerably bigger than the assumed ceiling weight of F1s, which normally grow to a maximum of about 6lb. A cross between crucian and common carp, F1s were first farmed 30 years ago to provide year-round sport on the growing commercial match scene.
What is the difference between a F1 and a carp?
Whats the difference between an F1 and a traditional carp? F1 carp are very similar to the traditional common carp, they have a distinct lack of barbules which comes from the cross breed with the crucian carp. Traditional common carp have four barbules and the F1 carp only have two which are a lot smaller.
Why are F1 fish Called F1?
An F1 hybrid (also known as filial 1 hybrid) is the first filial generation of offspring of distinctly different parental types. In fish breeding, those parents frequently are two closely related fish species, while in plant and animal breeding, the parents often are two inbred lines.
What are F1 and F2 carp?
A F1 carp is a carp breed from two pure parents ie parents of one particular breed. A F2 carp is simply a cross between two F1 carp. The main difference is that there will be more variation in F2 carp then F1 for various genetic traits.
How long do F1 fish live?
Once they reach their optimum size and stop growing no more rings, so that koi would not have shown 226 rings. Im led to believe that the F1s life expectancy is 8-12 years. I remember Brookside getting its 1st stocks of F1s in about 2002.
What does an F1 fish look like?
It is very easy to identify an F1 Carp. It has a hunched back appearance like Common Carp and medium weight. They typically weigh 2-4 lbs, with some fish even going up to upwards of 10 lbs. F1 carp is golden-coloured like the Crucian Carp.
What is a ghost koi?
Ghost Koi are a mix between a mirror carp and a metallic Ogon Koi. Ghost Koi grow faster than standard koi and will have either a metallic shine, yellow scales or a ghost white appearance. Koi thrive in a stable environment.
Can you keep crucian carp in a tank?
They are really not meant to live in tanks indefinately. An alternative to regular carp – far easier and cleaner to keep – are Crucians.
What is a ghost carp?
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.
Can F1 fish breed?
F1’s are a hybrid between a carp and a crucian carp or brown goldfish. Being hybrids, they are sterile and cannot breed successfully.
What is a king carp?
‘King’ is a label that essentially encompasses all carp that differ from the wildie. While the latter can be traced to the Danube (see Places we Like), the fish we know as the King is a strain sometimes originating in the Far-East but cultivated in Poland, Russia, Germany, Italy and France.
How fast do F1 carp grow?
The growth potential of common carp is enormous. If the water temperature is suitable, its many forms and strains can attain an individual weight of about 0.2–0.3 kg, 1–1.2 kg and 2.5–3.5 kg within about 2–3, 5–7 and 10–14 months, respectively.
What is F2 fish?
An F1 fish would be one which has been bred from 2 Wild Caught (WC) parents. Moving down the stack, an F2 fish is one which has been bred from both F1 parents and so on although you don’t often see fish advertised as F3 and onwards, rarely advertised as F2 to be fair.
What is a F2 carp?
A F2 carp is simply a cross between two F1 carp. The main difference is that there will be more variation in F2 carp then F1 for various genetic traits.