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Tips for Buying Koi Fish

Buying koi fish can be an expensive proposition. However, many koi dealers will offer substantial discounts if you buy a large amount. These discounts can range from 30 percent to more. They depend on the species of fish you want and the season of the year. If you’re buying a large quantity, be sure to negotiate with the dealer to get the best price. Koi pond dealers also offer guarantees that the fish will arrive alive. If you find that your fish has died in transit, most dealers will provide you with a replacement.

While you’re looking at the fish in a shop, take time to familiarize yourself with the different breeds. Koi come in many different varieties. Among these are showa, utsuri, bekko, shusui, Sanke, Kohaku, and more. It’s also important to note that not all koi have the same markings and appearance. A good dealer will have a complete list of all the varieties they carry.

During your search, ask to see close-up pictures of the koi fish for sale. Although pictures can be misleading, they can show the actual color and scale pattern of the fish. Ask the company to send you close-up pictures of their fish so that you can see the condition of the fish and make the right decision.

The prices of koi fish depend on where you live and what type of koi fish you want. The larger the fish, the more expensive it will be. However, smaller koi fish will grow faster. If you’re buying koi from an online store, be sure that there are no hidden fees.

To reduce your risk of receiving diseases and infections from koi, make sure the koi are quarantined for at least three weeks. Look for a koi that looks healthy and alert. It should swim upright and be active. A koi that has been ill can be unsociable and sit on the bottom of the tank.

If you’re looking to buy a butterfly koi fish, you should consider purchasing it from a reputable koi farm. These reputable companies source koi from various regions and sell healthy stock to customers. They also offer a wide range of colors and patterns. They’ll even have koi that are rare or otherwise difficult to find.

You should also be sure to purchase high-quality food for your fish. Koi can live up to 75 years if cared for properly. However, not all sellers are trustworthy. Bad koi sellers might sell unhealthful or poorly-bred fish and substandard customer service.

Choosing the right size and type of fish is essential. Koi fish are small but have big needs. They are better suited for ponds than aquariums. Moreover, they prefer to be in clusters. Find out more about this topic on this link:


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