A Japanese variety of carp which is bred for decorative use, such as in outdoor or indoor ornamental ponds.

Things you need to know

Koi require a large pond of at least 1000 gallons. Koi keeping is a hobby with enthusiasts worldwide.

Cost Considerations

Koi cost $25 to $50. They are one of the more expensive type of fish to add to a pond. Koi breeding is an art, and some special varieties can be much more expensive.

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