|Quick Statistics - Sanke Koi
Native To: Asia
Food: Commercial koi food including pellets and live prey
Adult Size: more than 12"
Temperature: 65° - 78°F
Care Level: Relatively easy
Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio
Lifespan: 10 years or more
Environment: Freshwater pond fish. An aquarium doesn't provide adequate space for a koi since some can weigh as much as 40 lbs and grow to several feet in length.
Sanke koi looks very similar in appearance to Kohaku koi in the first few years. They are tricolored koi with very similar colors to Kohaku. Sanke koi became a very popular around the 1900s.