31 August 2011

Purchase of the Koi for your pond

The first Koi have been produced by breeding carp such as Asia and German Carp. After years of selective breeding, various mutations of color began to appear. The first colors were recorded as early as 1805. There are now literally thousands of variations of colors available. The most popular colors found are white, silver, yellow, orange, red, black, blue and green. Combined with available models, the possibilities are almost unlimited. Each noticeable trend and color their own names, which are generally as unique as the color, they are referring too. The favorite types vary by country and location.

Koi are raised for purchase in countries such as the Japan, Singapore, Israel and in warmer States like Nevada and California. Koi can be bought at most pet stores. If they do not share stock, generally that they can be ordered. Koi command has its advantages and disadvantages. You have more options when ordering Koi, since you do not have to choose the share stock, but the disadvantage lies in the fact that you cannot select specific Koi.

Your pond should be completed before you even look at buying your Koi. The size and quantity of Koi you buy must be highly based on your pond. Be careful, overstocking will cause problems immediately with your pond, potentially killing many of the Koi buying, cause you to loose time and money. Speak with your local installing dealer so that they can inform you on the amount of Koi in which you should have in your pond.

Most fish owners understand that most of the fish will only grow to the size of their enclosure. Unlike other fish, Koi, will grow until they are the size of their specific type. You must be able to accommodate the amount of fish that you purchase in the future.

Koi are no-aggressive fish. Koi have no teeth, so you will not get bit if you decide to try to feed your Koi in your hand. This allows even to involve small children. Small children will be filled by the beautiful colours and the gentle nature of the Koi.

Koi, like any other wild animal, naturally be afraid of you at the beginning. Instincts tell them for fear you, which is what keeps them in the wild. You need to build trust with your Koi, and it takes time and patience.

Koi are omnivorous fish, which means that they will eat meat and plants. This means that their diet is very versatile. Koi eat everything that you put in the pond with them, no matter if it's good for them or not. Since Koi do not have a sense of what is bad and good for them, as their owner you need to control their diet.

Koi have personality

You would not believe them that Koi do have personalities similar to other animals. They are social and can even be trained to eat directly from their owners hands. The more time you spend with your Koi, more you will notice each individual characteristic Koi and characters.

Koi are known to live up to 200 years in time, but a healthy Koi average life expectancy is typically 30 years. So if you are looking for along time pet companion, Koi may be a good choice.