A lot of people are buying koi fishes to set them as pets. If you have a garden pond that you want to decorate with lovely fishes then you might want to consider buying koi fishes. A lot of people purchase koi fishes for fun, but there are even more people buying them as a source of living. Finding the perfect koi fish for you as a beginner is not going to be an easy task though. You might want to do some research first before you go barging in shops that have koi fish for sale. You need to consider the koi fish’s pattern, color, type, as well as the price.
Check out some of the koi fish types and choose before you buy them from the pet shop. 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. When the color temperature changes, a black koi fish will change its colors; this is a good type to start with as well. When the water temperature changes, a black koi fish’s color also changes; if you want something as interesting as this then you should get one. If you want a koi fish with blue and a little bit of yellow or red patterns then the Asagi is a perfect type of koi fish for you. 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.
A Koi fish can be more expensive compared to other pet fishes. Pets with different breeds will also have a different price tag from other pets. The price of a pet will depend on its uniqueness and popularity. 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 buy at least one or two because you are still new to the hobby, it would be a shame to splurge your money on buying koi fishes and see them die because you struggle to take care of them properly. You should also consider the size of your pond, if you have a small pond then it is only reasonable for you to buy a few of them. You also have to know that a koi fish can grow to about four feet and can produce many eggs. Whatever type of koi fish that will make you happy, buy it.