Our objective was to compile a bacteriological profile and determine the effect of several storage conditions on the shelflife of white amur (Ctenopharyngodon idella). The profile showed the presence of Acinetobacter, Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Escherichia, Micrococcus, Moraxella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, and Streptococcus. Storage studies on white amur flesh indicated 4°C and 200 μg/mL sodium hypochlorite dip were most effective against coliforms. Packaging in 100% CO2 significantly reduced aerobic bacterial growth (APC) compared to air. Freezing the flesh for 8 wk at - 18°C reduced viable APC, psychrotrophs, and coliforms. Shelflife of white amur should be increased using storage conditions evaluated.