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Monday, November 16, 2009

Life Span


What is the length span of a Koi fishes life? -Time

Most Koi live for 20 to 30 years. Some will live longer lives, some will live shorter lives.

The two largest factors that will affect their life span are:
  • Genetics
  • Environment
Usually Koi with good genes and a good blood line will live longer than a Koi that is inbred.

Environmental factors include:
  • Water Quality
  • Stress
  • Location
  • Predators
To keep the water clean, make sure you have a decent filter system. To provide a low stress environment, keep pets and children from disturbing the pond. Make sure your pond has some shade, Koi don't really like full sunshine. Predators will cut your Koi's lifespan short, keep them out of the pond.

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