Size: Up to 36"
Also known as nishikigoi, koi carp and koi fish, Koi (Cyprinus carpio) are a member of the carp family. There are several different theories surrounding the development of Koi as we know them today, and though dates and times vary with each, one thing they all agree upon is that Koi originated from a species of wild carp that is a primary food source throughout asia and the middle east.
Originally kept by rice farmers for a winter food store, some of the fish began to exhibit genetic mutations in the form of colors. First red, then white, then red and white together, and so on. This is thought to have been sometime during the 19th century. The farmers recognized that these fish were special, and so the colored fish were spared from the plate and were kept separate from the normal carp, and were allowed to breed.
The further development of Koi as we know them today was pioneered by the Japanese, and by 1915 a triple colored Koi was introduced in Tokyo, after which Koi keeping became very popular in Japan.
The development of the plastic bag in the 1950's allowed Koi to be shipped worldwide with high survival rates, which is due in part to their hardy carp ancestors. The popularity of Koi continued to spread worldwide, and over time the beautiful variety of colors we see today were developed.
Today, Koi fish come in a variety of colors, from solid yellow to tri-color patterns. There are over a dozen officially recognized Koi color combinations, and the older a Koi is, the more prominent its color pattern will become. Traditionally, Koi range in size from 2.5" to 36" but given the proper environment, can grow even larger.
Koi were originally very expensive, with one fish being equivalent to the price of a small car. They were primarily kept by members of high society in formal garden ponds, but today anyone can purchase an entire case of them.
Our Koi are of high quality and are health certified, so you can rest easy knowing your fish are coming from a clean source.
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We have koi for sale here at thepondhub.com, the online source for all your water gardening needs. Our koi for sale are simply stunning, and will leave you awestruck as you watch them drift through the water with their long flowing fins. Their iridescent scales glisten in the sunlight as they effortlessly glide trough the water, with fins like wings. They truly are living jewels, and will add countless hours of enjoyment to your life as you, your family, and your friends watch them crusing through your pond. Our koi for sale will provide you with many years of enjoyment.
We are the best source for koi online. We ship from the finest koi breeders in the USA. We love our koi, and know you do too. That is why we've partnered with top koi breeders to bring you the best koi online at the best prices, all with flat rate shipping every day, here at ThePondHub.com.
Buy koi fish online at thepondhub.com. Stop looking elsewhere, we are open 24/7 for you to buy koi fish online. You can shop with confidence, because when you buy koi fish from us, your fish arrive quickly after shipping to ensure healthy delivery. They are also health certified, as our breeders check their koi for disease several times per year, and have not had any problems with diesease. Your koi will arrive safely and in good health. Check out our video for proper acclimation technique.
Our fish are many things, but they are certainly not coy. As a common misspelling of the word koi, coy fish sounds the same, but imparts an entirely different meaning on the fish. A coy fish would be one who is shy or modest, and our fish are anything but. They go into your pond with their colors blazing, their fins flowing, and enough spunk to liven up your otherwise dreary pond. With those characteristics, they are certainly not coy fish!
We also have goldfish for sale. Pond Comets, Sarasa Comets, and Shubunkins all make nice additions to your pond, and will add life, color, variety, and movement to your water garden. Our goldfish for sale are colorful, active, and will make your pond a well rounded habitat.
Fish play a big role in your pond's ecosystem. Koi are members of the carp family and by design forage on algae and pond debris. They convert these into amnonia, which provides food for beneficial pond bacteria and aquatic plants. Koi are also very beautiful and provide a great conversation with visitors and can also become great pets. Our Koi are of high quality and are health certified, so you can rest easy knowing your goldfish and koi are coming from a clean source. Have more questions? We have answers! Call us toll free at 1-877-364-8238 or email us.
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Posted by jocelyn on 15th Aug 2013
I love the fishes I just teceived. Money well spent! I'm planning to get more!
Posted by Janci on 31st Jul 2013
Wonderful service. Received live healthy koi. All survived trip to Virginia. All the koi are beautiful coloring, packaging was great, pleasure to do business with this company!
Posted by Lloyd Walkr on 31st Jul 2013
We ordered a case of the 3" Koy. The fish we received were beautiful. They far exceeded what we expected. We only had one fish that didn't survive.
Posted by Marsha Rakosi on 17th Jul 2013
Unfortunately I lost 68 fish in my pond, I was devastated. Didn't know if I wanted to order more fish via the internet or just fill my pond in. I did a lot of research and came upon "The Pond Hub". I read the reviews, I even called and spoke with Jason prior to ordering. He assured me that his koi were healthy. So I took a chance and purchase 2 boxes of koi. They are absolutely beautiful. They arrived alive, very healthy and are have a grand old time in my pond. I love them...I will personally purchase from Pond Hub again. Thanks Jason!!!!
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jul 2013
amazing customer service - thanks so much!
Posted by Bryan from Idaho on 3rd Jul 2013
All of the fish arrived healthy and beautiful.
Posted by Craig Wink on 21st Jun 2013
Unfortunately my Koi died and me being impatient wanted to replace them quickly. The very next day I received 20 Koi by FedEx in a box. Everyone lived and adapted quickly to my pond. So for less than half the price as the local pet stores and much bigger Koi order them here.
Posted by Pat Whitehead on 24th May 2013
I had bought a few koi at my local pet store, but they didn't seem very lively once I got them in the pond. Not even sure they lived. Then I found these people !! I have ordered from this company 3 times now. I have a 1/4 acre pond. The first batch was so beautiful and healthy, I ordered a second batch. And they have more than doubled in size in just a couple months !! Then just because they are so beautiful & cool & make my pond so colorful, I ordered a third batch ! If I don't have babies of my own by next year, I will probably order more. Just LOVE these koi !
Posted by kevin nguyen on 26th Apr 2013
FISH BE DIE 4
Posted by Pat Whitehead on 18th Apr 2013
Nice mix, different colors than my 1st order, VERY frisky. They will be delighted with their 1/4 acre pond !
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