Koi live an average of 50 to 70 years, but can live over 200 years. The oldest koi on record is Hanako, a scarlet koi that died in 1977 at the age of 226.
According to Cuttlebrook Koi Farm, baby koi look similar to adult koi but much smaller. Baby koi also have variable color patterns compared to adults, and they may change in appearance significantly by the time they reach adulthood.
Koi are not hard to keep as long as they are kept in a pond or other similar body of water. They easily adapt to cooling temperatures, going into a period of dormancy during the winter when they require no food. Part of keeping koi is properly caring for their habitat.
Adequate koi food contains 32 to 36 percent protein from fish by-products as its first ingredient. Its second ingredient is plant matter, from sources like wheat germ, that gives an energy boost. Koi food should also contain 3 to 10 percent crude fat, ascorbic acid, imm...
Koi fish are symbols in both Japanese and Chinese culture and can represent traits of strength and of love. Their meaning varies depending on the color, scale type and the pattern of the individual fish.
Exactly how much Koi fish cost depends on a number of factors, including the size and the specific breed of the fish. As of June 2014, a small, standard Koi fish costs as little as $4. Koi that are larger in size can cost up to $3,000.
According to the New Health Guide, the koi fish is a symbol for good luck and fortune. As a tattoo, the koi fish may represent personal growth.