The common carp
is the forerunner of our present day Koi. Koi are not big goldfish. The goldfish is a
distant cousin to Koi.
Where did they come from?
The Japanese name for Koi is Nishikigoi. Nishikigoi were
Japanese over 200 years ago.
Where do you keep these fish?
These gorgeous creatures usually live in lushly
The ponds are constructed to provide adequate oxygenation and
filtration of the
These ponds make an excellent landscaping addition to a garden.
How big do they get?
The average Koi can grow to 24 - 36 inches! The size of
the amount of
aeration, and feeding methods will affect the growth of the fish. It is
uncommon for a small Koi to grow 2 - 4 inches a year in a backyard
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Koi carp in a recirculated freshwater pond.
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