These big, bright fish have been around for hundreds of years and make a great addition to any suitable garden pond or large water feature.
Koi or more specifically nishikigoi, are colored varieties of Common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi is an informal group of the colored variants of the Cyprinus carpio
Koi fish have a very interesting history. Belonging to the family of Cyprinus Carpio or “common carp”, it is alleged that the Japanese took these fish and began to colour breed them. Incidentally, this is how the Goldfish came into existence too. A beautiful and colourful fish, Koi are enjoyed by many hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people today to add splashes of colour to their landscapes as well as natural life. In fact, this is a highly common hobby.
The Joy of Koi: How to care for koi fish in your pond If you have a water feature in your garden, you know how much it improves a backyard space – the soothing sound of cascading falls, the wildlife it attracts. Why not add some colorful fish to frolic in your pond? With a …