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The great thing about keeping Koi is that they can and will develop personalities which makes them great pets. This fish lives for a very long time with a life span of 20 years or more if cared for properly. Proper care means providing large enough volumes of water, feeding high quality foods and keeping the water clean. Clean out the pond filter media often and remove debris from the water surface and the substrate on a regular basis.
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The first thing to know before buying that first koi is that filtration is essential. Don’t cut corners. Carefully plan for the size of your pond and the number of fish that will live in it. No filtration or inadequate filtration will make your koi sick from the waste they leave in the water. Our experts are ready to help you select the biological, mechanical or chemical filtration equipment that will keep your fish healthy. 6" Gin Rin Platinum Ogon Koi Live Fish Standard Fin Nextdaykoi NDK | eBay
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Koi eggs are sticky, individual spheres that cling to any surface they land on. Because adults can be cannibalistic toward their own young, it is best for either the eggs or the adults to be removed from the pond.
Healthy eggs are translucent and infertile ones tend to be a solid, milky color. Within a week of being laid, the eggs will begin to hatch. Because they cannot swim immediately, they will hide in plants or other secure areas to avoid becoming food for adults. The newly hatched fish or "fry" live on the yolk sack that is attached to them at birth. Once they become larger, they too might start eating other fry that are smaller or weaker than them.Koi are cold water pond fish, descended from carp. Koi owners may need to bring their prized koi indoors during the winter to prevent death in frozen pond water. Keep koi in large aquariums for a few months at a time. If you live in an apartments, you may have to keep koi in aquariums for their entire life. That is possible, as long as you do not overcrowd the aquarium with too many koi.Koi and goldfish eat a lot, but goldfish are better foragers. If you took two identical ponds and you neglected to feed both ponds equally, the population in the koi pond would die out faster than the population in the goldfish pond. Part of the reason is that koi eat more, so they starve faster. Part of the reason is that goldfish will find food anywhere, including swimming prey like rotifers, fish fry, and insect larva. Koi, on the other hand, tend not to identify or attack small prey like that. Their usual foraging method is bottom sifting, and if the pond has no aggregate or mud on the bottom, there will be no natural forage. Most people would be very surprised by the amount of live fish food that can be found living in the gravel of a properly maintained gravel-bottom pond.Koi fish can grow really, really big. The size they can grow to is determined by various factors, especially the environment they live in. If their habitat is well maintained, koi can grow quite large and also a lot healthier, living anywhere from 25 to 30 years. Exceptional koi can live for well over 100 years and the foundation on which everything else is built is a proper-sized pond.There are many reasons people give up their koi. The fish can live up to 100 years and outlive their owners; the cost for electricity and water bills may become too expensive; or the fish may spawn and overwhelm the pond with babies. But the most common reason is the fish can grow from three inches to a foot in length in just a year, and homeowners either buy too many starter fish or their pond isn’t big enough to accommodate the adults.This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about Hanover Koi Farms, as well as all you ever wanted to know about Koi care and water quality management. There is quite a bit of information to take in, but we promise when you read this information, you will be well on your way to becoming a master ponder and fish keeper. More important, you will learn how to keep your fish alive and thriving.