Colors and patterns like you’ve never seen! These fish are the most popular for backyard pond owners. People buy them because they’ve heard “koi pond” before and decide it must be a necessity. What they don’t realize is koi actually make great pets. Here’s some of what makes them awesome:
- They can grow up to 3’, making them easy and fun to watch
- Very friendly
- You can hand-feed them
- They develop personalities and you can tell them apart
Koi thrive in ponds of 1,000 gallons or more. There are several different types of koi too, such as ghost koi, butterfly koi, hikari, and kohaku. If you’ve got a pond, get some koi!