Koi have a wide variety of colors and patterns, almost like a rainbow! These fish are the most popular with backyard pond owners, and here’s some of what makes them awesome:
- They can grow up to 3’, making them easy and fun to watch
- Very friendly and you can hand-feed them
- Live up to 40 years
- They develop personalities and you can tell them apart
Koi thrive in ponds of 1,000 gallons or more, making them a great fish for backyard ponds. There are several different types of koi too, such as ghost koi, butterfly koi, hikari, and kohaku. If you’ve got a pond, get some koi!