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 most important point is to let high-quality koi fish grow so big in order to fetch good money. For example, for maximum profits, aim to breed Sansai (the third-year koi), which costs more than Nisai (the second-year fish).
To begin breeding koi fish, your pond must be able to hold around 4 to 6 feet of water. In addition, you need water supply as well as a filtration and aeration system to make sure the water’s perfect for raising koi. See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMzrct7ICI.
Begin with just 2-3 high-quality, small koi that’ll reproduce to grow your stock. If you want to add more fish with time, you should use a quarantine facility like a tank to separate established koi from new ones until you’re certain that the new stock has no diseases that might spread to others. Specially designed nets for holding koi are needed for harvesting live koi fish for sale. Use plastic bags or bowls to transport the koi to new owners.
Feeding and caring for your koi
Once you start your live koi fish rearing project, feeding the fish is the costliest part of the business. You need to feed them well because growing, healthy koi is the secret to huge profits. If you’re breeding young koi, their food should always contain about 40% zooplankton proteins. As your fish get older, their protein requirements will go down. In colder months, when pond water becomes even colder, the fish will need less food. This will help to 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. The dealers can sell to individuals who want koi fish in their ornamental pond or hobbyists. Another way is to sell your koi directly to people 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.
Pricing your koi fish
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 breed show-quality koi fish, you can expect to make more money than if they were smaller or younger.