Carp Biologyposted on 1 April 2010 | posted in Articles / News
There are 4 main scale types displayed by carp;
The scale pattern of carp offspring can be predicted from the patterns of the parents.
All true carp are fully scaled but with the advent of semi-domestication around the 16th Century, varieties of carp without scales were bred. Different body shapes were also selected , with the aim of producing a scaleless fish with a deep body which would be easier to clean and fit nicely on a plate.