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Mirror Carp Details
Name: Mirror Carp
Water Type: freshwater
Latin Name: Cyprinus Carpio
Common Names:
Ideal Water Temp: 84 degrees but will feed in most tempretures
World Record: 91 lb by Andre Komornicki from London
Description: The difference between mirror and common carp is both genetic and visual - biologically they are similar. The mirror carp was the first mutation of common carp, owing to two alternative genes, the S allele and the N allele. The genetic term for a mirror carp is "ssnn" (all minor). Common carp have an even, regular scale pattern, whereas mirrors have irregular and patchy scaling, making many fish unique and possible to identify by sight, leading to most carp in the UK over 40lb being nicknamed. This lack of scales is widely believed to have been bred in by monks in order to make the fish easier to prepare for the table. They can grow in excess of 60lb - the last few British record fish have all been mirror carp.

Contrary to popular belief, Leather carp are not Mirror carp without scales; there is a distinct genetic difference. Leather carp are permitted a few scales; however, the dorsal row of scales is either absent or incomplete. Leathers also have reduced numbers of red blood cells, slowing growth rates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_carp
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carpin carpin
right after the big storm and rain
Added by kennythecarpman from the trip entitled carpin
Avg. Rating: 5
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# of Comments: 3

   Charles river mirror carp Charles river mirror carp
Small mirror carp from lyons st / Dedham medical associates area.
Added by crafty_carp
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# of Ratings: 1
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Da Lake   again.... Da Lake again....
Early Dark Thiry
Added by muskiebigfish from the trip entitled Muskie Adventure Tours "Worth waking up at 3:30"

   Stop me if this sounds repetitive   hahahaha I get Stop me if this sounds repetitive hahahaha I get
Early Dark Thirty
Added by muskiebigfish from the trip entitled Muskie Adventure Tours " The Carp keep on Rollin"

  
Muskie Adventure Tours "Carping with Chowder" Muskie Adventure Tours "Carping with Chowder"
little windier than I like but O well.
Added by muskiebigfish from the trip entitled Muskie Adventure Tours "Carping with Chowder"

   Muskie Adventure Tours "The Brooksy Conquest" Muskie Adventure Tours "The Brooksy Conquest"
Water was a mile high
Added by muskiebigfish from the trip entitled Muskie Adventure Tours "The Brooksy Conquest"
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