The number of individuals in United States who knows about Koi are increasing day by day. Even So, only few of them know where Koi came from.
People then start developing Koi by breeding the German and Asian carp fish. After years of selective breeding, there are some color mutations that people starting to see visible on their Koi fish. The first color design were recorded as early as 1805. Now, there are literally many of color variations available. Red,white,orange,blue,green and yellow are the colour we frequently find the Koi fish has today. Mixed with the patterns available, the possibilities are virtually endless. This patterns and design each has their own unique names too Preferred types vary by country and location.
Koi are grown for purchase in countries like Japan, Singapore, Israel, and in the warmer American states such as Nevada and California. Koi can be bought at many local pet stores. If they do not have stock on hand, typically they can be ordered. There are some pros and cons if you would like to order your Koi. You have more choices when ordering Koi, since you do not have to pick from the stock on hand, but this way,you are not able to choose a very specific Koi.
Koi, unlike most other fish, will continue to grow until they reach their breeds dictated size, no matter the environment that they are in. Baby Koi can be found as small as 3 inches. Jumbo Koi have even been know to reach lengths of three feet or more. The most common size found is around two feet in length.
Koieat both meat and plantswhich means that their diets are very versatile. They will eat usually about that you put them, even if it is bad for them. As Koi do not have a sense of what is good or bad for themselves, as their owner you must control their diet. Another likely trouble is over feeding them.Koi do not have the knowledge to know when they need to stop eating, and weight issues may happen from overfeeding none nutritional foods. The healthiest treats for Koi are what they would discover in their ponds naturally, such as earthworms, but it will not hurt to feed Koi treats such as Lettuce, bread, fruit, and veggies. You should also pay extra care to the certain foods like corn, beans, and grapes, as they contain an outer shell, which cannot be properly digested if swallowed by Koi. If you must feed this type of foods to your Koi, always remember to remove the outer casings before you give it to your Koi.
Koi are none-aggressive fish. This means that they are suitable to live with other fish such as goldfish or comets. The only issue you may find is smaller, less able fish may suffer from lack of food, as Koi are quick eaters. Koi are so mellow that they have even been known to be trained to eat out of their owners hand. Koi do not have teeth, so you will not get bit if you decide to attempt to feed your Koi out of your hand.
Koi have been known to live up to 30 years under the appropriate conditions, so you buy a Koi, you must consider this. The oldest Koi ever known to history is a Japabese Koi, who was 233 years old when he died.
Originally posted 2016-09-20 04:47:11.