Why are Crucians called carp, when they are not carp?

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Re: Why are Crucians called carp, when they are not carp?

Post by Reedling » Fri May 26, 2017 9:10 am

Sorry Santiago, when I said viable what I was getting at is that the offspring was capable of doing what it should be able to do such as breeding etc and that they could be fertile. :Hat:

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Re: Why are Crucians called carp, when they are not carp?

Post by Olly » Fri May 26, 2017 9:49 am

There was a few posts last year on Prussian carp - a Crucian "lookalike"! Off soon to catch a few I hope.

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Re: Why are Crucians called carp, when they are not carp?

Post by DaceAce » Fri May 26, 2017 10:23 am

A second generation hybrid is an F2, not to be confused with this tag applied by fish breeders hoping to muddy the waters!

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Re: Why are Crucians called carp, when they are not carp?

Post by Nobby » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:18 am

So a crucian 'carp' whilst not a carp in itself, can breed with several of the carp species? Why do I keep picturing Burt Reynolds in a canoe in my mind's eye?

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