If you are thinking of adding Koi fish to your home, it is important to understand the basics of koi fish care for beginners before getting them. Koi fish are a popular choice for ponds due to their striking colors and patterns. In this blog post, we will discuss the essentials of Koi fish care […]
Koi fish are a type of domesticated carp that originated in China.
These brightly-colored fish are popular in ponds and water gardens, and their playful antics often captivate observers.
Although they have been domesticated for centuries, koi are still wild animals at heart, and they require a carefully-balanced environment to thrive.
In the wild, koi live in slow-moving streams and rivers with muddy bottoms. They feed on algae, crustaceans, and insects.
In captivity, koi can be fed a pelletized diet or live foods such as brine shrimp.
Koi are also highly sensitive to changes in temperature and water quality, so they must be kept in ponds with stable conditions.
With proper care, koi can live for decades, making them a cherished addition to any pond or water garden.
Are you wondering what are koi fish or why seemingly normal people often become fanatical about their koi? Koi are descended from the common carp, a rather unremarkable-looking fish that is usually black, dark brown, or bronze in color. Today they come in a rainbow of colors and are often referred to as living jewels or […]
There are many different types of koi. Telling koi varieties apart can be confusing and sometimes even the experts argue about how to classify them. To make matters more confusing all the terms used to describe koi fish are Japanese so learning to tell different varieties of koi apart is a bit like learning a […]
For those who want to know where koi fish came from here’s information about koi fish history. Today’s koi are descended from carp originally from Central Europe and Asia. The koi carp species is Cyprinus carpio. This fish made its way across Asia and into China and eventually from there into Japan. Because carp were […]