How long do koi fish live in a pond?
Koi can live in excess of 100 years, but typically, if well cared for, live 20-30 years. The fish will continue to grow throughout the span of their life, so it is only those older, larger, most beautiful fish that fetch the sums in the thousands. Koi demand a large environment, and this can cost a great deal as well.
How can you tell how old a koi fish is?
The rings around a Koi’s outer scales indicate its age: one ring for every two years. The average Koi fish lifespan is between 15-20 years in the wild. However, in captivity, they can live between 25-40 years.
Are koi fish hard to keep alive?
No, koi fish care is not hard, but has specific challenges. Keeping their water clean, balanced and aerated is the highest priority. They can survive through winters and are omnivores with plenty of food options. They are peaceful and hardy creatures.