Koi Carp

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Size
These fish can greatly vary in size ranging from 3 foot to as much as 6 foot.

Habitat and Distribution
The Koi carp is an ornate domesticated variant of the common carp and as such does not have its own natural range. They are a cold fresh water fish which tend to live in ponds all over the world.

Age
This fish has an average lifespan of 12 years.

Diet
These fish can feed on a variety of aquatic plants and pond insects however due to their domesticated nature they are mainly fed on a variety of commercial pond fish foods.

Groups and Breeding
These fish are able to live solitary lives in ponds but alternatively can also live in huge groups without any issues. During breeding the females spawn, laying thousands of eggs which the males will then fertilise in the water.

Threats
This breed does not have any threats as it is constantly being bred more in captivity due to its symbolism in some areas, while in other areas it is purely bred due to the high price some varieties can fetch.

Interesting fact’s
In the 1820s these fish were first bred with the sorts of colours we know today where they were and still are extremely popular as a symbol of love and friendship.