Common Name/s: Yamabuki Ogon Family Group: Cyprinus carpio Origin: Japan Diet: Omnivore Max Size: 100cm Temperature: 4 - 24 C PH: 6.8 - 7.2 Compatibility: Peaceful Yamabuki Ogon High Quality Koi from Asia, are a striking metallic gold color. Ogon Koi are in the family Hikarimuji, which translates to "light without pattern." They are produced by some of the best brood stock in Asia. While Yamabuki Koi can live longer than 200 years, their typical lifespan is 25 to 35 years. These high quality Japanese Strain Koi are a product of years of professional breeding, and will turn your pond into a showcase of champions. The ideal setup for Showa Koi is a 1000+ gallon pond with a fine gravel substrate, rocks, and hardy plants. Because these Koi savor plant roots and will dig to get to them, be sure to place large rocks around the base of plants to protect them. You will also need to provide adequate filtration to maintain proper water conditions. Males are easily recognized by their concave anal section and occasionally by breeding spots on the head. Spawning may result in as many as 1,000 eggs, with fry emerging in approximately 4 to 7 days, depending on the water temperature. Feed fry small live foods or frozen dapnia for the first 3 to 4 weeks. At that time, gradually change their diet to crushed flake and pellet foods. Their color will emerge in about 3 to 12 weeks. Feed Showa Koi a quality pellet or flake food with a protein content that does not exceed 30%.