General characteristics of koi
Their two pairs of whiskers can easily identify koi fish, generally called as barbells, on their upper mouth. Koi fish colors range from yellow and black to red and white. The fish can grow up to 90 cm in conducive conditions and has a long lifespan. The average life of koi fish ranges from 60 years to 100 years. It is important to note that koi are very sensitive to water conditions and any changes in the temperature or water may seriously affect their survival. They are also considered to be quite friendly and can a. Tamed.
Variety of Koi in fish ponds
Koi are the most popular variety among the various kinds of fish that thrive well in garden fish ponds. They are also among the least expensive types of fish. The different varieties of koi fish include the Kohaku or the white and red koi, the Taisho Sanke or white koi, the Showa Sanke or the black bodied koi, the blue-gray koi, the metallic koi, the orange and golden koi and many more. The butterfly koi is another variety in which long fins an attached to the fish body.
Taking care of koi fish ponds
Although koi fish are considered to be quite friendly, care must be taken to see that the koi fish ponds are not troubled too much by other creatures such as frogs, newts, snails and even dragonflies that turn out to be unofficial guests quite often. Fishponds must a regularly cleaned, and the water a changed as often as required. If there is any occurrence of disease among the fish, medical care must be quickly given to prevent more fish from the pond from succumbing to any fatal disease.