It is a little known fact that ’ghost’ koi are a British invention. They were produced by accident in the early 80’s when a farmer allowed a mirror carp and a koi to spawn together. The offspring included some fish with metallic highlights on their head and fins. In a dark pond it is possible to only see these parts of the fish as they swim around suggesting a rather ‘ghostly’ appearance.
The beauty is in the beholder, but a classic ghost koi may have a strong metallic head, fins and a metallic edge to all of the scales all set against a dark grey body. The contrast of the bright metallic against the grey is what makes the fish so stunning in appearance.
Because of the fact that Ghost koi are hybrids they have the best characteristics of koi and carp. These koi are less susceptible to diseases which makes them a great choice for new owners who are not able to identify health problems quickly.
All our livestock are quarantined for a minimum of 7 days prior to sale. If there are any fish of interest to you, please call (01392 876281) to check stock and avoid any disappointment before making a special trip. On occasion, livestock may be held in quarantine longer than 7 days if they do not meet our strict quality control criteria.
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