A lot of fish enthusiasts buy koi fishes as pets. These koi fishes look fantastic with their colors which makes them the perfect pets to decorate garden ponds all over the world. A lot of people purchase koi fishes for fun, but there are even more people buying them as a source of living. It’s not going to be easy finding the right koi fish though especially when you are still a beginner. You might want to do some research first before you go barging in shops that have koi fish for sale. You have to understand that colors, patterns, and types of koi fish will differ, make sure you consider these factors before you purchase one.
You might want to check the different koi fish types before you go to the pet shop and buy one. If you wish to a koi fish with light blue or gray color with a dash of bronze, copper or yellow patterns then you should go for the Ochiba koi fish. A black koi fish is also an interesting type of koi fish since it changes colors when the water temperature changes as well. The black koi fish has several varieties to choose from, you have the Utsironomon, and the Showa Sanhoku and many more. The perfect type of koi fish for someone who loves blue and a bit of yellow or red color patterns then the Asagi koi fish is the best choice. The most common koi fish is the Kohaku. Its a white skin koi fish with a massive red marking off the top. For the people who are into metallic colors then the Ogon koi fish is the best one.
The price for buying koi fishes can be a tad higher compared to buying other pet fishes. Pets with different breeds will also have a different price tag from other pets. The uniqueness and popularity of a pet will determine its price. If you plan on buying a koi fish, it would be wise to buy at least one or two at a time. You have to know that buying one or two koi fishes will be a smart choice since splurging all your money on buying dozens of them might end up in disappointment because you struggled in taking care of so much koi fishes. You have to consider the size of your pond as well, the smaller the pond, the less koi fish you should purchase at that time. A koi fish can grow up to four feet and can produce tons of eggs in one spawning time. If you want your koi fish to be happy, you have to be ready for everything that they need.