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When Do Koi Fry Start to Get Their Whiskers?

  Whiskers, or ‘barbels,’ are one of the defining characteristics on a koi fish that make it easy to distinguish koi from their cousins, the goldfish. Otherwise, to the untrained eye, young goldfish and koi are difficult to tell apart. When do koi fry start to get their whiskers? Koi fry whiskers develop almost immediately, … Read moreWhen Do Koi Fry Start to Get Their Whiskers?

How to Tell the Difference Between Baby Koi and Goldfish?

If you keep goldfish and koi in your pond then they can interbreed because they both evolved from different species of carp. Goldfish were created through the practice of selectively breeding Prussian Carp. Koi were conceived through the selective breeding of the common carp to get their glossy color-schemes. The newbie fishkeeper might struggle to … Read moreHow to Tell the Difference Between Baby Koi and Goldfish?

What are a Koi Fish’s Habitat Needs?

A koi pond needs various things in its environment to help its resident koi live comfortably. Their vibrant colors are pretty but those same bright oranges and yellows draw attention to other things in their environment. Dinner-bells ring! So what are a Koi Fish’s Habitat Needs? You need pond netting cast over your pond to … Read moreWhat are a Koi Fish’s Habitat Needs?

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