Triploid Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) 12"+ - New York Only With NYSDEC Permit
**Taking 2020 PRE-Orders at this time**
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Grass Carp will start shipping around the end of April, once water temperatures are safely into the 50's
Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hours drive from Buffalo and Rochester. The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet has seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk in customers.
Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe and stress-free transport. We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to to hold your bagged fish. Truck delivery of trout, game fish and forage is available in the WNY area, when orders meet our deliver minimums.
We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish. Unfortunately we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses. All of our fish are 2020 NY DEC certified disease free and have been for more than 10 years.
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Certified Triploid Grass Carp shipped UPS next day to your door (Monday-Thursday). New York DEC Grass Permit for 2020 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. 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.
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**advertised or quoted price from NY.
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 (Ctenopharyngodon idella). 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.
We Can Supply ANY amount of Grass Carp ANYWHERE in New York
Grass Carp For Pond Weed Control
Stocking rates for Triploid Grass Carp are determined by the amount and type of vegetation present in your pond. Typically, 8 to 30 fish per acre are stocked. Grass Carp are also called white amur and 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 NYS DEC to obtain a permit and to consult a fisheries biologist for proper stocking number.
Link to Permit Application: CLICK HERE
NYSDEC Fisheries Offices By Region:
Region 1: 50 Circle Rd Stony Brook, NY 11790
Region 2: 47- 40 21st Street Long Island, NY 11101
Region 3: 21 South Putt Corners Rd. New Paltz, NY 12561-1696
Region 4: 65561 State Hwy 10, Suite 1 Stamford, NY 12167-9503
Region 5: (multiple offices) Route 86, PO Box 296 Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296 (518)897-1200 -OR- 232 Golf Course Road, PO Box 220 Warrensburg, NY 12885
Region 6: State Office Building 317 Washington Street Watertown, NY 13601-3787
Region 7: 1285 Fisher Avenue Cortland, NY 13045-1090
Region 8: Attn: Bait License 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd. Avon, NY 14414-9519
Region 9: 182 East Union St. Suite 3 Allegany, NY 14706 (716)372-0645