when do baby koi get their color?
I hope everyone has been having a good summer so far. We are the proud parents of some baby koi, and I was just curious when they get color patterns? We have two that are completely white right now, and the others are all dark. They are probably only about 2-3 inches. They all seem happy, and are already swimming with the big guys.
I am glad you asked this question. We have one baby, and its pure white too. He is swimming more and more with the others too. We think we can see a little black along his back, and maybe a little bit of yellow on his head. So am anxious to see what others say about when they start changing more.
Thank goodness I don't have babies so far. But they are really cool to watch change.
Some of my 30 inchers still change. While some of the others have always been like they are now. Usually mine showed the basics when they were about 6-8 inches.
Dodie, thanks for the response. I look forward to seeing these guys grow and change color...but hoping I don't get many more since I don't want my pond overstocked.
Mine started showing some color at about two or three inches. I have a Kaleidoscope of colors in the pond now. They're about 4 inches or so now.