Koi has 13 varieties and three types that are the most popular. The Kohakuis a white fish with a red pattern. The Toisho Sanke is white with a red and black pattern. The Showa Sanke is black with a red and white pattern.
Koi fish don’t have a stomach. They rely on their teeth and chewing as a starting point for digestion. It is best to buy food specifically for koi. Floating pellets are great for because you can skim anything they don’t eat with a net off the top.
Koi need plenty of room for growth. Koi can grow to up to 3 feet in length and live for 50-60 years!
Koi are so large that it is impossible to bring them inside during the colder months. The cold doesn’t bother them as long as they have a hole in the ice for oxygen.
Feed your koi a food that is rich in wheat germ during the colder months.This helps digestion when they are not as active.
As the water temperature and activity of the koi decreases the food requirements will decrease as well. When the temperature gets below 50 degrees gradually stop feeding them altogether. As the water warms again to about 60 degrees you can start feeding them small quantity’s once a day. Gradually increase food as water begins to warm.
Koi are not your average boring fish. Did you know you can actually teach them tricks!
Feed your koi twice a day for adults and more for young koi. Give them only as much as they can eat in 5 minutes. Feed them in the same spot in the pond every time you feed them.
Originally posted 2017-05-28 11:29:42.