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koi fish baby price

What is a Good Koi Fish Baby Price?

When you look into owning koi fish, there are a lot of differing opinions concerning almost every aspect of koi care. From types of food and feeding practices to pond decor, it seems everything about owning koi fish drums up quite the opinionated response. One thing everyone can agree on is that owning koi fish is certainly not an affordable hobby. Koi fish food, filtration, and maintenance can get very expensive, especially if you have multiple fish. Even the fish themselves can cost a pretty penny for some colorations. Let’s take at what is a good koi fish baby price

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What is the Best Food for Koi Fry

What is the Best Food for Koi Fry

Raising baby koi fish is a super fun and entertaining way to increase the stock in your tank while having full control of the new babies. These koi fry are rapidly growing little friends that will be ready for your pond in just a few months if the care you provide is what they need. To provide optimal growth ability and overall care, one of the most important things to consider is the diet your baby koi will eat. Let’s explore some of the best food for koi fry options you can pick up to help keep your babies growing

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how to tell if koi eggs are fertilized

How to Tell if Koi Eggs are Fertilized

Raising koi of any age is an interesting and enriching activity that makes for years of fun, excitement, and anticipation. There is something so special about watching your fish grow and thrive under your care and effort. This is especially true if you get the chance to hatch your koi from eggs. Whether breeding by choice or hoping to hatch an accidental batch, raising koi from birth is a very wonderful experience that is worth the time, effort, and money that goes into curating the necessary care for baby fish. Let’s take a look at how to tell if koi

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where to buy 1000 koi fry from

A Guide to Where to Buy 1000 Koi Fry From

Stocking a koi pond, whether for breeding or for personal enjoyment, can be a costly and stressful venture. Looking for specific patterns or species can be tricky since many breeders in the USA and outside of Japan in general breed for bulking, not specific sub-varieties. Due to this, many people look to just simply take a more randomized approach to stocking their ponds. Let’s take a look at our guide to where to buy 1000 koi fry from and see if we can help you stock your pond with adorable baby fish that just might turn into stunning adults.  Why

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What’s So Special About Baby Asagi Koi?

What’s So Special About Baby Asagi Koi?

If you are new to koi breeding or keeping, the different varieties can be a bit overwhelming to understand and distinguish between. There are just so many amazing color patterns and koi types that it can be a bit of a whirlwind of knowledge to take in. One of the most controversial and interesting koi fish has to be the Asagi koi. Let’s take a look at this variety and see what’s so special about baby Asagi koi and their incredible adult form! The Original Koi In most breeding groups, Asagi koi are considered the very first ornamental koi subvariety.

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How Long for Koi Eggs to Hatch

How Long for Koi Eggs to Hatch?

If you find yourself Googling, “how long for koi eggs to hatch”, chances are you have a lovely little clutch of eggs and are excitedly awaiting their hatching and arrival into this world. Congratulations! Raising koi fry is a very rewarding activity and you are in for a real treat in watching your new baby koi fish grow. Let’s take a look at the lifecycle and breeding habits of a koi fish and help you figure out how long it takes those eggs to hatch and what you can expect once they do! So, How Long? In general, it takes

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A Guide to Baby Butterfly Koi

A Guide To Baby Butterfly Koi

As if regular koi were not already visually striking enough, butterfly koi provide an entirely new level of drama and graceful beauty. These fish are very similar to their koi carp cousins but do have some very drastic differences, including their appearance. Let’s learn a bit about what makes butterfly koi so special. The Differences Between Koi and Butterfly Koi At a glance, there are some visual differences that separate butterfly koi from traditional koi carp. Butterfly koi have fins that never stop growing, creating dramatic, long fins that trail behind the fish as it swims. Additionally, they are slightly

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The 6 Best Koi Fry Foods

The 6 Best Koi Fry Foods

When breeding koi for the first time, hopefully, all things go smoothly. If they do, you’ll soon have several thousand fry to look after (assuming you do not cull any, which is common since overpopulation can cause stunted growth and health issues). Let’s look at how to care for those new babies and what they need to eat! First 24 Hours For Koi Fry For the first twenty-four hours, your koi fry are pretty new to the world. During this time, they actually do not need to be fed, as they are still attached to the yolk that will sustain

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A Selection of The Best Food For Small Koi

A Selection Of The Best Food For Small Koi

When you pick up koi, they are usually on the smaller size unless you seek out specific larger options. These smaller koi are generally very fast growers and can become big, beautiful giants in just a few years but, for the time being, they are rather adorable little guys. Feeding them a diet of high-quality foods that is nutrient-dense plays a really big role in their ultimate growth rate and eventual size. Let’s take a look at how to implement a good dietary plan for your koi and discuss some products that can help you maximize their health and growth!

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A Guide to Koi Fry Care

A Guide to Koi Fry Care

Caring for koi fry is perhaps one of the most daunting things that comes with keeping the species. That being said, it does not have to be particularly challenging. Koi fry care is rather simple when if you go into it prepared and with a good base knowledge of what to expect. Let’s look over the main points of koi fry care! The Absolute Basics of Koi Fry Care So, when male and female koi mate, they produce a batch of eggs. Once these eggs are in the tank, you should remove the adult koi to prevent them from eating

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