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Koi Fish > Quick Stats
Food: Koi are an omnivorous fish and will often eat a wide variety of foods, including peas, lettuce, and watermelon.
Breeding: Like most fish, koi reproduce through spawning in which a female lays a vast number of eggs and one or more males fertilize them. Nurturing the resulting offspring (referred to as "fry") is a tricky and tedious job, usually done only by professionals.
Conditions: The common carp is a hardy fish, and koi retain that durability. Koi are cold-water fish, but benefit from being kept in the 15-25 degrees C (59-77 degrees F) range and do not react well to long cold winter temperatures, their immune system 'turns off' below 10 degrees Celsius.

This site was created to get straight to the point. Below are some tips on keeping Koi Pond Fish.

Compatibility:
Koi, Butterfly Koi, Orfe, Comets & Some goldfish, Tench, Common Carp, Grass Carp, Shubunkins

Varieties:
Koi varieties are distinguished by color, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. The possible color variations are limitless, breeders have identified and named a number of specific categories. The most popular category is Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties.

Koi Fish Species: Tips & Tricks

  1. Koi Pond filters are extremely important to the health of your Koi and success of your Koi Pond.
  2. Feed your fish daily only as much as you can actively see them eat.
  3. Shade the pond (at least 92% shade) to inhibit algae growth.
  4. If the pump stops, do not feed the Koi.

Koi Fish Species: DO'S

  1. leave the pond building up to a professional.
  2. Keep your pond aerated and filtered 24 hours a day.
  3. Keep your pond clean of debris on the bottom.
  4. Construct your pond so that water level is at least 18 inches deep.

Koi Fish Species: DONT'S

  1. Pond stress is a Koi Killer and may result from changes in pond conditions, over handling, over medication, etc.
  2. Don't Overfeed or Overmedicate.

Questions Submitted by Users:

Fish Question Question: What do you look for when you buy female brood koi?

Fish Answer Answer: What you see is what you get; only sometimes we don't see enough. Just because a fish has the tint of white that you like, does this mean that the offspring will have this tint of white? No. What most koi keepers miss when they observe koi is the skin. The quality of the skin tells you why the sumi and the hi is what it is. And to create a particular tint of hi or type of sumi requires a certain skin. I like to call this "skin" the white ground. But that is a misnomer. It's not just the "white."


Fish Question Question:How Big and Old can they get?

Fish Answer Answer:Maximum life span is over 200 years in exceptional cases; average life span is more like 25 to 35 years. Maximum length is about 3 feet. Koi will reach 18 inches in 3 to 4 years, depending on the pond size, food, and water conditions.


The above recommendations are to the best of our knowledge. We imply no liability by offering fish suggestions, implement at your own risk. If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.

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Misc - Koi
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