to by KOI
To start on the hobby, a beginner may want to know how to buy a koi.
When purchasing koi, you have your selections placed in a shallow pan
so that any diseases or defects can be notice.
Swimming movement, should be smooth and active. Gill
plate close to body and both moving slowly and regularly. Avoid KOI
with redness on skin, white spot, raised scales, cloudily eyes,
fin rot, lacerations and parasites.
There is no set price for
Nishikigoi. The seller and the buyer will decide a price depending on
the knowledge of both. The price vary according to their size, quality
Requirement to be considered when selecting KOI are as follow :-
- Good body
- Good shining skin
- Sharp pattern edge (Kiwa)
- Evenness of colour
in the pattern
- Overall well
Pond condition and
environment can change the condition of the Koi. An expensive and
beautiful fish can loose its colour in six months because of poorly
conditioned pond. A pond with a good system, the colour will deeped
and become beautiful. The knowledge of a dealer and KOI keeper
determine the future of the fish.
Check polubags holding KOI is sufficiently large enough to contain the
KOI conformably. Ask for two bags. Bags should be oxygenated. Place
KOI in a confortable and secure place while transporting KOI in car.
Keep KOI away from heat.
Once the KOI reach the
destinated pond, do not release the KOI directly into the pond. Float
the bag (with KOI inside) in the pond water for about an hour to
equalise the temperature of water inside and outside the bag.
When you arrive at home. do not place your newly
purchase KOI in to main pond immediately. Instead, the KOI should go
the quarantine pond where the fish will have to kept for a period of
four to six weeks to ensure that the KOI is clear of any undesired
disease or parasite before putting it into the main pond.
This article is written in brief as an introduction for
those who want to start on the hobby immediately. There are still a
lot to be learnt on the this subject. If you have any further
question, just post your questions to the KOI