|Quick Statistics - Tancho Koi
Native To: Asia
Food: Koi food including pellets and insects
Adult Size: more than 12"
Temperature: 65° - 78°F
Care Level: Somewhat easy
Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio
Lifespan: At least 10 years
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.
Tancho is any koi variety that has a solitary red patch on the top of its head. This can include the Tancho Showa, Tancho Goshiki, or Tancho Sanke. The word Tancho is named for the Japanese crane, which has a red spot on the top of its head also.