Triploid Grass Carp Stocking For Aquatic Pond Weed Vegetation Control
Triploid Grass Carp 12″+ – New York Only With NYSDEC Permit
**Taking PRE-Orders at this time**
Grass Carp will start shipping around the end of April, once water temperatures are safely into the 50’s
Certified Triploid Grass Carp shipped UPS next day to your door (Monday-Thursday). New York DEC Grass Permit for 2019 is required and we can only ship to NY addresses. Pickup from our Bliss, NY facility is also an option. Larger orders can be delivered by truck. Grass Carp are shipped safely in a double wall corrugated box with insulation and ice packs when temperatures are above 80 degrees. Your fish are packed in 3.5 mil double sealed bags containing pure oxygen. We pack the fish to safely survive 40+ hours, but they should be released as soon as possible. Below you will find a button to upload a copy of your grass carp permit and a dropdown menu with delivery costs based on the number of fish and delivery zip code.
Please prepare for delivery by being available to accept your new 100% vegan pond weed eaters directly from your UPS delivery person OR leave a note indicating a cool, safe place to put the box until you arrive home to release your fish. Inside box #1 you will find your completed permit copy for your pond file and acclimation/release instructions. We 100% guarantee your fish will arrive alive and hungry. In the rare case of a DOA situation, please notify us within 6 hours of delivery by email. Unfortunately, shipping costs are not refundable.
The grass carp or white amur, a vegetarian, is a natural alternative or addition to chemicals for aquatic weed control. In many situations, stocking Triploid Grass Carp is more cost effective than chemical applications. The Grass Eating Carp is a native of China and has been used for more than 700 years to control excessive aquatic weed growth. Grass carp should not be confused with common carp (Cyprinus carpio). The white amur has a silvery green body and no barbels, whereas the common carp is golden yellow and has barbels and is the same species as koi.
Special precautions should be used when stocking grass carp. Overflow drain pipes should be protected with bar guards and the use of copper-based chemicals should be limited. Since the triploid grass carp is sterile and does not feed as heavily after reaching maturity, 20 percent of the original stocking should be added annually or bi-annually to renew the original population over a 5-year period.
Stocking rates for grass carp are determined by the amount and type of vegetation present in your pond. Typically, 8 to 30 fish per acre are stocked. In New York, the average stocking rate for triploid grass carp is between 8 and 15 per acre. Grass carp in NY may eat up to three times its body weight per day. One-year-old grass carp are approximately 12 inches in length and adults may weigh 35 pounds or more. Pond owners experiencing excessive vegetation are encouraged to call their local NYSDEC fisheries office or Smith Creek Fish Farm to obtain a permit application and to consult a fisheries biologist for proper stocking number.
Per. Fish Price: 10″+ and 12″+ (Our Prefered Size)
We Can Supply ANY amount of Grass Carp ANYWHERE in New York