This is a very rare species of Carp that will help clear your water of algae, mosquitoes, debris, detritus & more!
Native to: India
Size: Up to 18/(45cm). much smaller in aquariums
Ideal Temp: 68 – 79°F/20 – 26°C
pH: 6.5 – 7.5.
Hardness: 5 – 20°
This is a rheophilic cyprinid omnivore that can be used in an aquarium as well as a pond or stream! In the aquarium, these carp will appreciate moving water from a good filter, so a hang on back filter or canister filter will help to offer this fish simlar conditions to mimic nature. If using these carp in a pond or lake, these algae eating fish will be active in both streams as well as deep bodies of water.
Jerdon’s Carp are omnivorous and feeds on aquatic and terrestrial weeds, detritus & and small organisms within the water column, such as mosquito larvae and more.
Jerdon’s Carp are lsited as Endangered in some parts of its natural habitat, so imports are very uncommon and availability in the pet stores is non existent.