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Tips for buying koi

What do I need to know before buying a Koi fish? tips for buying koi Here’s a look at what you need to know before purchasing your first fish. It’s Best to Start With a Pond. Koi produce a Lot of Waste. There’s a Lot of Necessary Equipment.

Tips for buying koi

Plus points

  • Good body shape and skin quality
  • Well-distributed pattern the full lenght of the body (in Varieties such as Showa)
  • Clear, well-shaped head
  • Fins in proportion to the body
  • Bilateral symmetry
  • Straigh spine

Minus points

General

Ask whether the fish is male or female (you do not wnt to pay for a female, only to find it is a male) Closely examine any fish first in a bowl, then by holding up the bag to examine the underside and to check that all fins are present and correct

Check out the book Koi: A Complete Guide to their Care and Color Varieties Paperback or click the image below

Tips for buying koi people also ask

How do you pick good quality Koi?

Koi should be shaped like laser-guided bombs – not fat and not thin, with a rounded nose and slim elliptical body which flows from head to tail in one graceful line. Avoid any which are rugby ball shape and any that are very thin so that the head appears overlarge and the body carrot-shaped

What do I need to know before buying a Koi fish?

Here’s a look at what you need to know before purchasing your first fish.

It’s Best to Start With a Pond.
Koi Produce a Lot of Waste.
There’s a Lot of Necessary Equipment.
Beware the Tategoi.
Keeping Koi Is Time-Consuming.

What is the best Koi to buy?

The 8 Best Koi Fish For Ponds
Editor’s Choice! Gosanke.
Best Sheen. Hikarimuji.
Utsurimono. A koi fish with a unusual color pattern.
The Most Friendly Koi. Kawarimono.
Koromo. And red and white Koi fish.
Bekko. One of the oldest domesticated Koi fish. …
Asagi.
Shusui. learn more about types of koi

Author: Giovanni Carlo

I am a koi fish keeper and breeder a husband of beautiful wife Maybel and beautiful daughter May Carl I have been in fish keeping hobby for over 35 years. Like many kids in the 80's We catch fish in the rivers and canals and kept it in the "pasong" local visayan name for pond. or a large mayo bottle since We don't have aquariums yet on that time. decades later their is a small petshop open in my place and that starts me from buying aquarium and fishes that are sold in the pet store decades later start growing goldfish and koi fish until today.

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