overviewThe Tri-Colored Koi boasts the classic tri-color pattern of red, white, and black. Imported from Malaysia, the Tri-colored Koi is produced by some of the best brood stock in Malaysia. Reminiscent of high quality Sanke Koi in coloration, the Tri-colored Koi demonstrates a desirable color pattern that gives it a commanding presence. Koi can live longer than 200 years, but typically live 25 to 35 years. These high-quality koi are a product of years of professional breeding, and will turn your pond into a showcase of champions.
The ideal setup for Tri-Colored 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 Tri-Colored Koi a quality pellet or flake food.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3-1/2" to 4-1/2"; Large: 8" to 12"