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?
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?
Pet ownership is very popular around the world. It is apparent in the thriving pet food industries, grooming parlors everywhere, and pictures your crazy neighbor has in her wallet of her “cutest” cat she just has to show you. I own cats too so no offense to cat owning readers reading here. Owning a pet … Read moreWhat Is a Koi?