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KOI:

Koi, like goldfish, are also members of the Cyprinidae family, but are not the same genus or species.  They originated in China, but were first bred in Japan.  Koi are the largest of pond fish.

 

Koi come in over 200 varieties.  They are hearty feeders at all levels of the pond.  They should only be fed as much as they can consume within a five-minute period.  Koi are renowned for eating snails and fish fry, destroying plants, upsetting pots, and churning sludge at the bottom of the pond.

Although koi are rather expensive compared to goldfish, they are increasingly popular with ponders.  If you do decide to keep Koi in a pond, you will need a depth of 3ft or more, a strong pump, and a biological filter system to dispose of their considerable waste.  Plants should be kept to a minimum.

 

Koi facts:

           The normal lifespan of Koi is between 25-35 years.

           Koi don’t have stomachs - feed them easily digested food every four hours.

           The value of Koi is in their blood lines, size, pattern and colour.

           Given the right conditions, Koi can grow from 2-6 inches a year.

           Koi can be trained to eat from your hand, and will follow you around the pond begging for food.

           Typical colours:  Kohaku (white, with red appearing in varying patterns), Sanke {hi (red) and sumi (black) markings on a white base}, Showa (black with red and white markings), Goshiki (white, red, black, light blue, and dark blue), Asagi (red on cheeks and fins; blue dorsal fin net pattern), Ogon (solid colour; Yamabuki is yellow, Platinum is white and the Orenji is orange), Ai Goromo (white base with a red Kohaku pattern that has blue edged scales on top of the red pattern, and blue netting), and Kujaku (solid white base, accented by a black net pattern along with patterns of red/orange/yellow).

 

We sell carefully selected koi varieties as follows:

 

Variety

Type

Sizes

 

Egyptian

Standard Koi

4”

6”

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Butterfly Koi

4”

6”

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Japanese

Standard Koi

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5”

6”

8”

Butterfly Koi

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5”

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Our Japanese koi come directly from Japan.  The butterfly Koi come from Yamasan Koi Farm, and the standard Koi come from Taniguchi and Izumiya Koi Farms.

 

Some special standard 5” varieties include:  Kohaku, Ginrin Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Ginrin Showa, Kujaku, Ogon, and Ai Goromo (8” size only).  CALL FOR PRICING.

 

Conservatively, a stocking density of one koi per 250gal of well circulated and well filtered water is recommended.

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