Koi

Cyprinus carpio
Koi are an informal group of the colored variants of
the Amur carp. Koi varieties are distinguished by
coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the
major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and
cream. Koi,were developed from common carp in
Japan in the 1820s. Like most fi sh, koi reproduce
through spawning in which a female lays a vast
number of eggs and one or more males fertilize them.
They are now grown and propagated all over the
world.

DIET

Koi are known to eat a wide variety of organisms
including, insects, crustaceans, annelids, mollusks, fi sh
eggs, fish remains, and plant tubers and seeds

FAST FACTS

Size: 20 – 30 inches length
Weight: 20 lbs
Lifespan: 25 – 30 years

CONSERVATION STATUS

DOMESTICATED