If you're looking for a great way to start owning your very own Koi fish, then considering Koi pond fish for sale may be a great idea! For years, people have been purchasing koi, or at very low wholesale prices from an established, locally owned, direct farm-raised company. They usually sell from September through November, at prices ranging from fifty dollars to two hundred dollars per dozen, depending upon the exact fish, and its quality. They raise the koi on fresh, small ponds, which is ideal for children. These ponds are maintained by the owners, so the children will not see large quantities of fish swimming together.
Koi come in a variety of colors, with some of the more popular choices being gold, silver, yellow, orange, black, white, blue, green, diamond, platinum, and baby pink. Some breeds are particularly valuable because they're one of a kind or are rare. For example, it's nearly impossible to find a purebred male (without a color mutation) with a blue coloring. That's one of the reasons why many people prefer breeding for purebred goldfish rather than breeding for pure breeds, especially with the Butterfly category. However, with koi for sale, there are options for all of your needs.
Koi are sold by the package. When you look at the first picture on each listing, you'll see that on each picture there is a little blurb about the Koi. Some of them include things like "white" (the fish color), "large" (eye-catching), "hand tied" (meaning that it's tied without a rubber band), or "hand painted". Breeders say that this is to make sure that buyers know exactly what type of Koi they're getting, with regards to type and individual personality.
For example, on the first listing for the Largemouth bass, on the first paragraph it mentions that this fish "has large round eyes, a beautiful metallic sheen, a silver metallic background, diamond shaped body, a partial tail and fins, and a white band on the side of its head". When you click on each picture to see a bigger picture, you can see that the Largemouth bass has pink fins. The Butterfly is a little different. On the first listing, it mentions that this fish is "a lovely silver colored fish with a beautiful metallic sheen". On each picture, you can see that the Butterfly has either a black or a white ring around its "head".
Koi for sale usually have pictures that show the person's ability to breed the fish. Breeders say that this is because breeding is more difficult than buying, so a breeder will be less likely to make mistakes with the offspring that may not be as good as he'd want them to be. Buyers should also consider buying from breeders who use only reputable breeding methods. "I don't want to mention any specific breeds here since some are pretty sensitive and a breeder needs to do a good job with them in order for them to sell successfully", said one reliable source. Buyers who buy their fish from such breeders will be guaranteed a healthy and thriving fry.
Koi for sale are listed on sites run by Koi dealers, whether in person or online. Some sites also offer forums for buyers to ask questions about the buying and breeding of Koi fish. It's important to read all the information about a fish before buying it. Koi are a serious investment, so buyers need to be sure they are getting a good deal. Koi are more expensive than most pets because they are rarer and usually very healthy fish, so buyers should be prepared. This post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi_(disambiguation) will help you understand the topic even better.