Koi Fish: Live Japanese Koi Fish for Outdoor Ponds - Live Aquaria

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Visitors observe Koi fish swimming in a tank during the 10th annual ZNA Norcal National Koi show at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 1, 2017. The nation's top hobbyists brought their most beautiful specimens -- up to 3 feet long -- to San Jose to compete this weekend in the show. The event featured Koi competitions, education, auction, raffles, artists, dealers and bonsai. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
In Japan they have competition amongst breeders to see who has the best Koi fish, winning this can make your Koi Fish much more valued in the market.
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Koi are , social fish that enjoy living in pairs or groups. When considering whether or not to add a new fish to an existing habitat, always make sure that their environmental and nutritional requirements are the same as the current fish, and, in the case of adding a koi fish to an existing pond, make sure that the size of your pond is large enough to support a full-grown koi. Koi are truly friendly and will not eat other fish or fight with each other. If you are mixing species, make sure the same can be said for the other types of fish in your pond before adding koi. Not only are koi friendly to other fish, but they may also come up to the surface to say hello when they see their owner or when it’s time to eat. Some koi even like to be pet and will come to the surface for a little pat on the head. Welcome to Mountain View Koi Fish & Nursery, LLC DBA Pioneer Firewood of Hereford, AZ
Photo provided by FlickrKoi fish are a group of fish that originated from domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Photo provided by FlickrKoi can get to be very large with 2 feet plus being a common size for adult fish
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Koi excrete Ammonia through their gills and in their fish waste. Without a filter to process the Ammonia, the concentration will build up in the water and their pond environment will eventually become toxic.There are many different varieties of koi fish that vary in color, size, pattern, and type of scales. Simply put, koi fish are one of the most beautiful pond fish available. They have become so popular in the past century that they can now be found in ponds all across the world.Koi fish are a group of fish that originated from domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Common carp was known for their various colors many centuries ago in their natural habitat in Asia, most notably China. They were later selectively bred for color in , hence the name koi fish (Japanese koi fish), as they are known today.Koi fish should only be given as much food as they can eat in a couple minutes, twice a day. Unless you have a large filtration capacity and you are trying to boost your Koi’s growth rates, giving them more that the recommended amount of Koi food will pollute the pond water.One of the most important things to keep in mind is the bottom of your pond should not be covered with . Most koi fish enthusiasts use a completely smooth bottom or fine gravel. This is practical because koi spend most of the time at the bottom of the pond when it is cold.Koi fish are kept in ponds all over the world, but they have a special meaning in Asia. A couple thousand years ago, a legend in China was formed that told how carp (Koi) that swam up a waterfall and through the dragon gate were magically transformed into dragons. Through perseverance and endurance, the carp were able to become mythical beings. Two thousand years later and the Koi fish still symbolize perseverance and endurance. This was also the basis of the Pokemon Magicarp turning into Gyarados in the video game.