The carp, Latin "Cyprinus carpio", is mainly found in stagnant waters (ponds). It has a flat body with a smooth belly and some scales along the back and fins. Its belly is cream-coloured, its back dark grey to olive-green.
Characteristic of the "Aischgründer Spiegelkarpfen" is its high back - an arched or higher back, which is due to special breeding efforts - its low scale and its firm, low-fat meat.
The carp reaches slaughter weight after three summers.