Can I put small koi with large koi?
The only concern with mixing large koi and small koi or goldfish is that the larger koi tend to get all the food and smaller fish don’t get the nutrients they need to grow. So the small koi can stay small if you don‘t take care to make sure they are also getting food.
Will baby koi survive in a pond?
Yes, that’s right, sooner or later the fish in your pond are going to have babies. Around late spring to early summer, koi and goldfish start spawning. As the fish spawn, they reproduce thousands of eggs. Only a few of them survive and become baby fish.
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How long does a koi fish stay pregnant?
Depending on water temperature, the eggs usually hatch in 3 – 5 days. When they hatch, the juveniles are about 7 mm long and will feed from their yolk sac for few days until they are more developed and can eat food.
Do koi fish recognize you?
Most Koi owners will swear by their dog-like loyalty, emotions, and long-term memory. Strikingly like us, koi are equipped with a long-term memory and they also have the same senses that humans do. Not only are Koi great at remembering faces but they can even recognize their own names – try it at home!
How old is a 9 inch koi?
By age one, your fish should be around 9 inches, by age two your fish should be around 15-16 inches but I should add this caveat: there are some variables involved that can affect growth rates. Read on and we’ll cover all of it! Some of those variables that I’ll talk about are: Water temperature.