Exactly how much Koi fish cost depends on a number of factors, including the size and the specific breed of the fish. As of June 2014, a small, standard Koi fish costs as little as $4. Koi that are larger in size can cost up to $3,000.
Koi fish can be purchased through a number of reputable dealers; however, they are often not eligible for return or a refund. A reputable dealer will ensure that the fish arrive alive but generally cannot accommodate for a refund if the fish dies. This is because it can be difficult to verify the cause of death, and Koi fish may jump out of a new environment if not monitored.Learn More
Koi eggs hatch about three days after females lay them; in colder temperatures, the time can be as long as four days. They are laid in clutches that average 30,000 eggs, after which they are fertilized externally by the males.Full Answer >
For live-bearing fish, the pregnancy length depends on the species of fish and varies considerably. For instance, according to the MCH Portal, platies have a gestation period of up to 7 weeks. On the other hand, mollies have pregnancies of about 4 weeks, according to Fish Lore.Full Answer >
For day-to-day feeding, most pet owners prefer to feed betta fish freeze-dried food. These fish actually prefer live food, but freeze-dried food is less expensive and more readily available.Full Answer >
A frantically swimming fish is likely experiencing significant stress. Other stress symptoms include hitting the bottom of the tank, locking its fins to its side, and rubbing itself on gravel or rocks.Full Answer >