How To Determine The Sex Of Your Koi

How To Determine The Sex Of Your Koi

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Have you ever wandered what sex your Koi’s are? Read below to discover “how to determine the sex of your Koi”.

Determining the Sex of Your Koi…

How To Determine The Sex Of Your Koi

How To Determine The Sex Of Your Koi

Sexing your koi is much easier when they’re mature and over 12 inches or so, but it can still be done with some accuracy before then. It’s actually pretty simple, if not always easy. There are two main indicators of sex in koi. The easiest way to tell is from fin shape and color. Male koi have smaller, more pointed fins that are opaque and generally colorful. Female koi, on the other hand, have larger, rounded fins that are partly or completely translucent or even transparent. The second way to tell, body shape, is a bit harder to judge, especially with younger koi. Males are relatively long and thin of body, whereas females are built wider to accomodate the eggs. This lends them the blimp-like shape that a lot of us associate with higher-end koi. The width of the body is the main reason that female koi are more often show koi, as the wider body shows the patterns and color better…

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