Crucian growing speed

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JerryC
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Re: Crucian growing speed

Post by JerryC » Sun May 19, 2013 8:40 am

DaceAce wrote:
JerryC wrote:They also come in other sizes at MF.....note the use of the unhooking mat :Wink:
That one is a bit worrying as it looks like a crucian x carp; the head shape is wrong for a crucian but the pic is too out of focus to check scales. This happened on a lake near Bournemouth where true crucians were stocked (not sure if many left as it is fishing incredibly badly at the moment) that bred with the carp to give loads of F1s.
It's a true Marsh Farm crue, no interbreeding there as it's kept as a carp free water - just a bad photo.
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Re: Crucian growing speed

Post by Snape » Sun May 19, 2013 9:51 am

Unless some naughty person slipped in a goldfish which will breed with crucians to give these.

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see http://www.crucians.org/html/crucian_hybrids.shtml
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Re: Crucian growing speed

Post by Olly » Sun May 19, 2013 11:21 am

I believe that when a stocking took place a few carp - not crucians - went in and that they have/are been/being removed.

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Re: Crucian growing speed

Post by DaceAce » Sun May 19, 2013 11:40 am

Olly wrote:I believe that when a stocking took place a few carp - not crucians - went in and that they have/are been/being removed.
That seems the case to me; carp are notorious for spawning well the first spring they are in a water and are likely to hybridise in the circumstances. I stand by my identification of an F1.

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Re: Crucian growing speed

Post by Chevin » Sun May 19, 2013 3:50 pm

Out of interest, goldfish, hybrid or cru


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Re: Crucian growing speed

Post by DaceAce » Sun May 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Chevin wrote:Out of interest, goldfish, hybrid or cru


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Probably a crucian but not sharp enough to be certain on scale counts. Quite a few of Pete Rolfe's pics on his crucian website are my pics including the hybrid shown above.

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