Animal Fish Family: Cyprinidae Classification: Regulated
Carp Photo by Konrad Schmidt
and Koi (decorative carp) thrive in turbid rivers and lakes. They are omnivorous,
eating insects, crustaceans, annelids, molluscs, and seeds from weeds and
trees. For the most part they grub in the sediments to find food, stirring
up sediments and increasing turbidity. Adults will uproot and destroy aquatic
vegetation, which may be detrimental to ducks and other fish populations.
There are carp in many lakes in the state, and people are encouraged to fish
for them. They are not to be put back into any waters of the state. We would
like to diminish these populations.