japanese koi vs local koi you need to know

japanese koi vs local koi

japanese koi vs local koi

This is a question of newbies koi fish keepers and the sad part is the
get wrong answers from self-proclaim koi fish keepers experts in facebook groups

Others say that imported koi fish from Japan is bigger than local breed.

Others say it is more beautiful than local breed koi fish

Watch this video this is my own breed gin showa the quality of this koi fish is same with Japanese breed

What is the key difference between the locally bred fishes to that of the Japanese bred?

I was told that local bred will not have the same beni intensity compared to the japanese fishes. Any truth in this?

From genetic point of view, this should not be the case since the parents are from the same origin.

Is it due to the growth technical, environmental factor, nutrient
ratio, or even choice of parent crossing?

Beside all the above, the Japanese breeder went through extensive
study and try and error when choosing the oyagoi(parent koi).

The oyagoi preferred will have good body, big(well above 80cm
most of the time), good skin quality and flawless pattern.

Even with these conditions, offsprings may still not up to their standard.

Extensive culling is carried out to maintain the standard as not all
babies produced are as good as their parent.

In local koi breeders, some breed their koi fish at very young age less than 3 years old.

Culling is not as strict as the Japanese’s breeders.

From the result of successful breeding of gosanke in Philippines
alone, many will agree with me that the result is way far from the Japanese.

Maybe non gosanke like chagoi or ogon can produce better result as
the chracteristic are less demanded compare to gosanke.

Last but not least, the environment, ponds and skill growing
offspring are very essential in producing good kois.

The Japanese breeders have almost 100 years experience in this
industry and for a local breeder to achieve the same standard may require a lot of catching up.

Not impossible but a lot of time, study and money required.

difference between japanese koi vs local koi

Koi are domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are
selected or culled for color; they are not a different species, but a
subspecies, and will revert to the original coloration within a few
generations if allowed to breed freely.

The length of a koi can average up to about 3.28 feet.


are carp and koi the same thing

The final big difference between the common carp and koi fish lay in their scales.

While both carp and koi can lack scales altogether (these fish are
called leather koi/carp) when they do have scales a koi fish’s scales
are smaller, more regular, and more curved than the common carp’s scales.

common koi fish habitat

Where do koi fish live?
Koi fish originates from Eastern Asia. This fish lives in fresh waters. Thanks to its beauty and increased popularity in the past century,
koi fish can be found in the ponds throughout the world.

carp colors

Some of the colors common for koi fish are red, yellow, orange, black, blue, and white.

The common carp on the other hand is almost always a dark brown
or golden brown color which fades into a lighter hue near the fins and belly


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domestic koi

How big do domestic koi get?
When the water is below 52 degrees, stop feeding your Koi. Most domestic Koi usually grow about 12 to 15 inches long.

Japanese Koi usually grow 22 to 26 inches in long. Jumbo sized Koi grow up to 34 to 36 inches long.

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what is different butterfly koi fish and domestic koi fish

What is the difference between koi and butterfly koi?
As Butterfly koi grow, they become more and more impressive because the fins keep growing until the blood vessels can’t sustain the fins to be any longer. … Butterfly koi seem to lack some of the body size of regular koi, but the overall fish can run as long as 36 to 40 inches in the right pond with plenty of food.

what is the difference between japanese koi vs local koi

Japanese koi are grown in, and imported from Japan. Domestic koi are bred and grown here in the States.

Genetically, there really is no difference between the two. … However, it is thought that domestic koi are better acclimated to the viral, bacterial and parasitic environment found in the U.S.

Domestic simply means they originate from your country of origin. Therefore, if you live in Japan, domestic koi ARE Japanese koi.

domestic koi size

Most domestic Koi usually grow about 12 to 15 inches long. Japanese Koi usually grow 22 to 26 inches in long. Jumbo sized Koi grow up to 34 to 36 inches long. Does the size of the pond hinder a Koi’s growth?

import and domestic koi

Both Domestic and Imported have ratings as shown below. Domestic Koi means that the koi were raised in the USA while Imported Koi were brought here from other countries

how long do domestic koi live

The average life expectancy for koi fish outside of Japan is about 15 years, while its 40 years in Japan.

Reportedly, koi fish can live for much longer in the optimal conditions and there are supposedly many koi who live over 100 years.

japanese koi fish

What does a koi fish represent in Japan?
Koi Fish meaning in Japan is good fortune or luck they also are associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, the Koi fish symbolize good luck, abundance, and perseverance. Symbolic in Buddhism is to represent courage.

best food for domestic koi pond

Koi fish eat just about anything, from small bugs and insects, to plants and algae at the bottom of the fish pond, to store-bought koi fish food. Koi will even eat people food.
They love cereal, lettuceshrimprice, peas, watermelon… pretty much anything we like, koi fish consider food.


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