Aquarium Polls


First Poll

What is your favorite brand of goldfish food?

TetraFin / Tetra
Nutrafin
Hikari
HBH
Laguna
Omega
Aquen
Wardley
Other Brand

Current Results



Second Poll

What is your favorite type of goldfish?

Pearlscale
Oranda
Lionhead
Ranchu
Fantail
Bubble Eye
Common
Comet
Black Moor
Ryukin
Other

Current Results




 
Tancho Koi

Quick Statistics - Tancho Koi
Temperament: Community
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Cyprinus
Native To: Asia
Diet: Omnivore
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
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
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.

 

 


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