overviewShusui High Quality Koi from Asia are white with a red or orange belly and a line of navy scales along the back. When the red coloration from the belly extends upward toward the back of the fish it is called a Hi Shusui. These beautiful fish were bred by crossing a Doitsugoi Koi with an Asagi Koi. The Shusui Koi we are offering are rated by breeders as AAA Grade Select - the highest rating these fish can receive. They are produced by some of the best brood stock in Asia. While Shusui Koi can live longer than 200 years, their typical lifespan is 25 to 35 years. These high-quality Japanese Strain Koi are a product of years of professional breeding, and will turn your pond into a showcase of champions.
The ideal setup for Shusui Koi is a 1000+ gallon pond with a fine gravel substrate, rocks, and hardy plants. Because these Koi savor plant roots and will dig to get to them, be sure to place large rocks around the base of plants to protect them. You will also need to provide adequate filtration to maintain proper water conditions.
Males are easily recognized by their concave anal section and occasionally by breeding spots on the head. Spawning may result in as many as 1,000 eggs, with fry emerging in approximately 4 to 7 days, depending on the water temperature. Feed fry small live foods or frozen daphnia for the first 3 to 4 weeks. At that time, gradually change their diet to crushed flake and pellet foods. Their color will emerge in about 3 to 12 weeks.
Feed Shusui Koi a quality pellet or flake food.
Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 4" to 6"; Large: 8" to 10"