How Much Is Koi Fish In south Africa

What is Koi Fish?

Koi or more specifically nishikigoi, are colored varieties of the Amur carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.


Koi is an informal name for the colored variants of C. rubrofuscus kept for ornamental purposes

How Much Is Koi Fish In south Africa?

Depending on the breed, colours and size, you can expect to pay anywhere from R80 a fish (pet shop varieties), to R15000 a fish (specialized koi breeders).

How long do koi live for?

25 – 35 years

Can koi fish bite?

Koi won’t bite while you feed them, but may harmlessly pull on your finger as they try to get food. Public domain.

Koi have very muscular mouths and will be able to give your fingers a noticeable “pull” if they manage to get ahold of any while feeding.

How fast do koi grow?

Koi Genetics

Due to genetic predispositions, most Koi will reach a size of 20 inches if cared for properly and in the right environment.

Under the right conditions, the average Koi will be between 6 and 8 inches by the end of its first year, and by the time it is 3 years old it will have reached its full adult size.

What food is best for koi fish?

Fish Food
Pellets are good for the average-size koi while larger koi prefer bars of fish food.

Most have plenty of proteins, a small number of fats, and essential vitamins & nutrients. Some other favorites include worms, larvae, tadpoles, shrimp, and clams.

How many times do you feed a koi fish?

We recommend that you feed your fish once a day. This will provide enough nutrients for healthy fish and a healthy pond.

Feeding them too often can put an excess amount of nutrients into your pond which can cause algae issues.