Koi, also referred to as Japanese Carp, originated in Japan over 200 years ago. Carp, which were stocked in rice paddies and raised for food, appeared to have color mutations. These colored Carp were crossbred to produce the multitude of colors that we see today including black, red, orange, yellow, blue and white. These beautiful fish normally grow up to 30 inches in our region. Koi can tolerate temperatures ranging from 33 to 90 degrees F for short periods of time, but care should be taken during stocking to minimize rapid temperature transitions. Koi do very well on artificial feed and will naturally feed on plants and algae. Spawning in ponds is uncommon but when it does occur, will usually result in dull colors.
*New York State Invasive Species – Harmful to the environment. Do not release live koi into ponds, streams, lakes, or sewers in New York.*
NOTE ON SHIPPING FISH: If you would like us to ship your fish directly to you, you must be within the following states: New York, Pennslyvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Ohio. Fish will only ship during the available season. Shipping is calculated at checkout and only offered to ship overnight.