Koi Fish, Koy Fish or Coy Fish?
Actually the correct spelling is Koi Fish. We have seen it spelled many different ways and it all works. Generally everyone knows what you are referring to. The ultimate pond fish. For this article, we are going to have fun with it and use all of the different spellings. Koi fish, koy fish or coy fish are considered to be the crowning glory of pond fish.
Koi fish have a long history behind them and date back several hundreds of years. They get their brilliant colors through cross breed. There are two different basic styles of Koy fish. Standard koi fish and butterfly koi fish. The butterfly koi are the most romantic and mesmerizing as they have long wavy fins that flow back and forth as they swim throughout the pond. Standard koy fish are just as beautiful even without the long flowing fins. The perfect selection in any pond would be to have some standard or regular koy fish and some butterfly koi fish.
Coy fish can survive in Oklahoma all year long in their koi ponds as long as the ponds are dug to a depth of at least two feet. Urban myth says that koy fish need ponds deeper than that but in Oklahoma two feet deep is all that is required. The key is to leave your waterfalls running all year to provide your coy fish with oxygen and to keep the ponds surface from freezing over in the winter. As long as you have a pump large enough to turn all of the ponds water over at least twice per hour, you koi fish will be just fine.
Most of the koi for sale in Oklahoma will be domestically bred koi fish. This means that they were bred in the United States in a fish hatchery. Domestic koy fish, while beautiful are nowhere near as splendid as their imported relatives. Don’t let this keep you from buying domestic koi fish. They need love too and are way more cost effective. Imported Koi for sale can be very pricey. Garden Ponds Unlimited stocks both domestic koy fish and imported koi for sale in Oklahoma. We want our customers to have lots of options when choosing their pond fish.
This brings us to our next topic. As a pond owner you have a lot invested in your koi fish pond. You should choose healthy, well cared coy fish to inhabit your backyard paradise. This is why you should only buy koi fish from a reputable pond supply store in Oklahoma. Never buy your koi or pond fish from an online source.
You need to be able to inspect the koi fish in person and make your purchasing decision based on the health of the koi. The koy fish should be swimming strong, not flashing and be free of sores. The last thing you want to do is to introduce fish disease into your beautiful koi fish pond because you were trying to save a buck.
At Garden Ponds Unlimited, we take the health of our koi for sale very seriously and have been buying from the same trusted hatcheries for 20 years. We sell our coy fish, koi fish, and koy fish with confidence and want them to thrive in their new pond homes.