Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Fish / pet store
Posted Jul 13, 2015
Koi are generally known for their bright and attractive colours, and the serene aura that seems to simply radiate from them. Despite their bold colours, they seem to depict a picture of peace, allowing people watching them to feel at ease and relaxed.
The Sanke Koi I own are beautiful, and simply captivating (so it’s perfect for fishes you want as sort of a compliment to its surroundings). They’re not fussy or particularly weak, so you don’t have to be a complete expert on fish to own them.
I have them in this pond within the compound of my house, which makes it really easy to take care of them, and I have happy fish! They have a relatively large area to swim around in, and they are easy to feed with some of the basic fish food they sell in stores (according to my friend, they also eat some vegetables such as lettuce). They are insanely gorgeous, and fairly easy to take care of. While some Koi eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, mine refuse to eat my left-over chopped lettuce, and stick to their regular fish food. On the bright side, they never seem to get sick very easily, which is of course, a huge plus. They're generally not very sociable, and they tend to shy away into the dark corners if you get into the pond, unless you do it as often as my grandma does (my cousin often drops his toys in there). Other than some general filters, they seemed to be just fine without me splurging on fish care.
Oh, and also, don’t forget to keep your pond or tank somewhere away from predators such as otters, as they might decide to pop in for a snack!
I would recommend that you only buy Koi if you're positive about wanting them, as some Koi are fairly pricy. Otherwise, even if you’re a beginner, I think the internet can be of great help. However if you're looking for a more fun pet, you should go for maybe a cat or dog, as fish don't really communicate with you that much.
Image from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASanke.JPG