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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 to 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), Shiro Utsuri (white background with black patterning), Asagi (red on cheeks and fins; blue dorsal fin net pattern), Chagoi (light brown), and Matsuba (solid, metallic colored base with a black net pattern).

 

We sell carefully selected koi varieties as follows:

 

Variety

Type

Sizes

American

Standard Koi

4”

6”

8”

12”

Butterfly Koi

4”

6”

8”

12”

Japanese

Standard

4”

5”

6”

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Butterfly

4”

5”

-

-

 

 

Our Japanese koi come directly from Japan.  The Butterfly Koi come from Suda Hirenaga Koi Farm, and the Standard Koi come from Taniguchi, Marudo and Otsuka Koi Farms.

 

Some special varieties include:  Ginrin Kohaku, Ginrin Sanke, Ginrin Showa, Ginrin Goshiki, Ginrin Shiro Utsuri, Sanke, Kohaku, Ki Utsuri, Asagi, Ginrin Chagoi, Aka Matsuba and Goromo.

 

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

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