Do pond carp eat other fish?
While Common Carp do not feed on other fish or fish eggs intentionally, Common Carp can, at high densities, increase the turbidity of the water, at least in shallow silt bottom ponds (Breukelaar 1994; Roberts et al. 1995).
Do European carp eat other fish?
They can also consume plant material and general organic matter, especially when other food sources are not available (during winter, for example). Carp rarely eat fish, but may consume fish eggs and larvae and disturb breeding sites. Adult carp have no natural predators.
Are carp good for ponds?
Grass carp generally should not be stocked into a pond or wetland where maintaining a natural ecosystem is an important goal. Aquatic plants are a natural component of shallow ponds and wetlands. Grass carp are not native – they are introduced from eastern Asia.