Koi is an ornamental variety of fish that’s beautiful as well as valuable. If you want to breed the fish for profit, you need careful consideration and special resources to have a profit business. The secret is to allow quality koi fish to get really big so they may fetch a good price. For example, to get the most out of you koi, aim to raise Sansai, also called the third-year koi fish, which fetches a better price than Nisai, the second-year koi.
What you need
To begin breeding koi fish, your pond must be able to hold around 4 to 6 feet of water. Additionally, you must have water supply as well as a ventilation and filtration system to make the water perfect for breeding koi fish.
Begin with just 2-3 high-quality, small koi that’ll reproduce to grow your stock. To add more fish over time, use a quarantine system like a tank to separate new koi from established ones until you’re sure the new fish don’t have diseases that can spread to others. To harvest your koi for sale, you need specially made nets for holding them. To take the koi fish to new owners, you should use plastic bags or bowls.
Feeding and caring for your koi
Once you start your koi fish rearing project, feeding the fish is the costliest part of the business. You must feed them properly as breeding healthy, growing koi is the secret to making handsome profits. If you’re breeding young koi, their food should always contain about 40% zooplankton proteins. As your koi get older, they will need less protein. During colder months, when the water in your pond gets even colder, koi needs less food. This will help you control your expenses.
One way of selling your koi fish is to sell them at a wholesale price to traders who mark up prices and sell the fish at retail prices. They can sell to hobbyists and those who want to buy koi for their decorative pond. You can also sell your koi fish directly to customers at retail prices. To ship the koi fish, you must give adequate oxygen in addition to the water and transport them at night. Therefore, another way is to sell them over the internet.
Setting prices for your koi
Determining your koi fish price starts with understanding what aesthetic aspects dictate price. CNN money says that prices of koi can range from as little as 15 dollars to 5000 dollars. Some of the aspects that can affect koi fish prices include body shape, quality of skin, pattern and color of fish. If you’re raising show-quality koi, you’re likely to make bigger profits than if they were younger or smaller.
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