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GO GREEN WITH GRASS CARP

At De Rust Hatchery no fish leaves the premises without the correct permits. From experience in the aquatic industry we are knowledgeable in the permit requirements and the application processes and are thus able to conduct the relevant applications in the most effective manner. If fish need to be transported outside of the Western Cape region, you have to complete the permit applications yourself.

Each Grass Carp is micro – magnetically coded and each shipment of fish is accompanied by the necessary sterility certification and permits as required by the various Provincial Authorities.

De Rust is the leading authority on Grass Carp in Southern Africa.
Please feel free to contact De Rust for any further information.


We trust that you will be able to make use of our professional services.


Grass carp is an exotic fish species and should be utilized with care. Furthermore grass carp should not be confused with other carp species which occur in South Africa. Following is the differences between grass carp and other carp species.


Photos and information obtained from Paul Skelton: A Complete Guide to Fresh Water Fish in Southern Africa, and The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity: All rights reserved. Anyone downloading the pictures for commercial use need to obtain permission to do so from the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.


Grass carp
Ctenopharyngodon Idella
Silver Carp
Hypophthalmichthys moltitrix
Common Carp
Cyprinus carpio

Body

Cylindrical
Fin
short back fin in middle of body
Mouth
Absence of feelers
Eyes
Close to snout in middle of head
Scales
Medium sized.

Body

Flat sided
Fin
short back fin
Mouth
Angled downwards
Eyes
Situated low on head.
Scales

Very small
Body
Eggshaped
Fin
Long backfin & sharp point in front.
Mouth
Protruding with feelers
Eyes
High on head
Scales
Medium sized
some carp do not have scales
or have very little scales. [Mirror Carp]

Current prices (excluding VAT) for certified sterile, disease free Grass Carp (subject to change without prior notification) are:

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