Young wild carp behaviour

20 September 2023

The young carp in the Wild Carp Trust’s aquarium have settled well. They have doubled in size during the past month and already are exhibiting characteristics that differ from each other.

The larger ‘shooter’ carp are more aggressive than the others, quickly rising to the surface to get to the food first. Their smaller and slimmer brethren move slower and more timidly, feeding in mid-water and on the bottom.

The Wild Carp Trust is interested to see how these fish continue to grow, and will be comparing notes with those of our fishery consultant Ben Cornick, to see how the wildies look and grow compared to his king carp.