Welcome to our website all about Koi and understanding how they live in ponds, their food and the many variations on one amazing fish.
One of the most popular interests of people all over the world is to have dogs, cats, rabbits and even exotic animals like snakes and iguanas. But most households, especially those who have ponds at home, love to have fishes as their pets. And why not; fishes don’t only make lovely pet, they are also beneficial. Fishes can make your ponds look beautiful, colorful and interesting. Aside from these, they are also helpful as they eat mosquitoes and algae.
Now, among the most popular options when it comes to fish pets is the Koi fish. This type of fish is considered as the ornamental and domesticated variations of carp fish. Koi fish originally came from China but it is now widely available in Japan.
If you’re planning to have Koi fishes in your aquariums and ponds for the first time, the very first and most vital things that you should know are the different types of Koi fishes. Knowing what type of Koi fish you’re going to buy is essential so you’ll know what type of food to give them, how to properly take care of them, and even how much budget you should have.
Hai Readers, did you know that…
Koi can survive for close to two weeks without eating anything.
Know that if your pump ever breaks, you should hold off feeding your koi, since they use more oxygen up after eating.
Avoid sudden changes in pond temperature and other severe conditions;
the koi may not survive the resulting stress.
Severe environmental stressors are the most frequent causes of sudden fish death in garden ponds or other fish habitats, and the lack of oxygen in the water is the number 1 stressor of all.
Two major factors contributing to fish-pond oxygen loss concern blooming algae.
During daylight hours, algae make oxygen; during the night, however, the plants take oxygen.
If algae are profusely blooming, the plants deplete all the pond's oxygen during the night, which in turn, causes fish inhabiting the pond t o die.