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Here are some great general tips on how to make koi fish thrive in your pond:
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1). Poor Water Quality– The number one cause of koi death is poor water quality. The quality of the water your fish live in will ultimately determine how long the fish will live. Proper filtration, regular testing and maintaining proper numbers of fish in the pond all figure into the equation.
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Koi, or carp, vary widely in price and are beloved for their riot of oranges, yellows and blacks and their distinctive slash and spot markings. A conservative estimate of the value of the 400 stolen fish is near $20,000, but they could have been worth far more if many of them were large, said Philip Gray, president of the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club. A koi of 18 inches can fetch about $2,000, he said. Young fish retail for about $8. Watercolor koi fish on wrist by Jemka
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Photo provided by FlickrRaising koi gives you a chance to work outdoors while feeding the fish.
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The variety of choices that this vendor carries are enourmous and having lots to choose from is very important. Communication is excellent, the vendor is very easy to get a hold of and all my questions have been answered. I recommend anyone interested in acquiring koi fish or supplies to use Inland Koi.You may have only seen the small fish in the tanks at your local pet shop, but given the right conditions, Koi can grow from 2 to 6 inches a year. Before long they can grow larger than a cat or a small dog!In 2014, a Maine woman had her Koi forcibly removed from her residence after a failed attempt to legalize Koi keeping in her home state. Having a Koi pond and keeping Koi fish is currently legal in 49 out of 50 states. She fought all the way to the state's supreme court, but was ultimately rejected when they upheld the lower court’s ruling.There are many Koi varieties available with some fetching ridiculous prices. The names of various koi are based on the patterns and colors exhibited by the fish. The Tancho variety is highly sought after having a primarily pure white body with an orange colored pattern on the top of the head. It is a beauty.The Koi is a carp that was selectively bred originally in Japan for desirable colors. Koi can get to be very large with 2 feet plus being a common size for adult fish. Because of their large size Koi are pond fish and they do best in large outside ponds. Each fish needs several hundred gallons of water to adequately care for them. A common mistake is to buy too many fish for your pond. While young, the volume of water in the pond may be fine, but as these fish grow they will need larger volumes of water to prevent growth stunting.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.