The Japanese Pond Koi Carp offers koi-keepers a beautiful and prestigious selection for a notable display. Eye-catching color pattern and metallic coloration adds distinction to any koi pond.
The Japanese Pond Koi Carp available in several varieties.
Koi are originally from Japan and over the years, they have been distributed worldwide. Japanese Pond Koi Carp vary in color and pattern – red and white, tricolor, platinum, and gold metallic are the most common color forms available. While Koi can live longer than 200 years, their typical lifespan is 25 to 35 years.
The ideal setup for Japanese Pond Koi Carp is a 1000+ gallon pond with a fine gravel substrate, rocks, and hardy plants. Because these Koi savor plant roots and will dig to get to them, be sure to place large rocks around the base of plants to protect them. You will also need to provide adequate filtration to maintain proper water conditions.
Males are easily recognized by their concave anal section and occasionally by breeding spots on the head. Spawning may result in as many as 1,000 eggs, with fry emerging in approximately 4 to 7 days, depending on the water temperature. Feed fry small live foods or frozen daphnia for the first 3 to 4 weeks. At that time, gradually change their diet to crushed flake and pellet foods. Their color will emerge in about 3 to 12 weeks.
Feed Japanese Pond Koi Carp a quality pellet purchased from us at economic price.
Approximate Purchase Size: 10″-12″