Numerous varieties of carp arose as a result of selection work. They share the common carp as their ancestor. The Mirror Carp is widely dispersed in fresh water bodies of Europe and Asia. The name Mirror Carp refers to the incomplete scaly cover: large scales located along the lateral line have a mirror luster. Carp handle a lack of oxygen in the water very well, which makes ponds with standing water and a slightly silted bottom an excellent place for the dwelling of this fish. In the choice of food, carp is unpretentious and eats both plant and animal food (plankton, insect larvae, mollusks). Rapidly gaining weight, large specimens of mirror carp can reach 30 or more kg.