Asked by: Sheyla De Joseasked in category: General Last Updated: 1st June, 2020
Can you keep koi indoors?
Just so, should I bring my koi inside for the winter?
In northern locations with extreme winters, some people opt to bring their koi indoors for the winter. Although koi and goldfish can survive harsh winter conditions, if you have relatively few koi, or if you have a large tank inside to house your fish, you might want to consider bringing your fish inside.
One may also ask, what size tank do koi need? Mature koi, the 36” long fish that we often see in koi ponds, need at least 50 gallons apiece. This means that 4 koi that large can only be kept in a 200 gallon tank, and that's the minimum. If you want the fish to be healthy and able to grow, then a 12” koi should be kept in a 100 gallon tank.
Simply so, will Koi outgrow a fish tank?
Small fish make indoor koi keeping possible. Unfortunately, koi grow rapidly during their first years. Even when purchased as a baby, it will outgrow its tank in about a year. For this reason, most people who try indoor ponds either expand to the outdoors or stop altogether, since house koi also require more care.
What fish can you keep with koi?
8 Fish That Can Live With Koi In A Tank – Koi Tank Mates
- Barbel (Barbus barbus)
- Barbs (Barbus tetrazona)
- Catfish (Siluriformes)
- Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
- Golden Orfe (ILeuciscus idus)
- Tench (Tinca tinca)
- Pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus)
- Sturgeon (Acipenseridae)