How Much Goldfish And Koi Fish Cost To Put In Your Pond

This Is How Much People Are Spending To Beautify Their Backyard Pond With Fish

The cost for koi fish can range depending on if you buy one at a time or more than one. They can be $20 each or even $85 each depending on the type.

Find the koi fish prices below-

If Only We Had Some Gold-fish

“Yeah, then we could buy all the fish for our backyard pond,” sighs Amanda.

“Oof, you know it’s bad when the joke gets taken seriously,” winces James. He goes over to sit by Amanda. “You know, we can get some fish for our pond. I mean, how much do koi fish really cost anyway.”

Amanda shrugs, looking up at him. “I don’t know exactly, but I do know they can be pricier than we might think.” James wriggles his phone out from his pocket. “Then let’s find out.”

He starts searching on Google as Amanda looks on curiously. “Aha! A local contractor is starting to sell koi fish…and he has pricing on his website!” says James excitedly. “Wow, let’s see!” says Amanda.

Here’s what the couple discovers-

How Much Koi Fish Cost

Koi fish swimming around a pond
  • 3 to 4-inch Premium koi- $20.00 each or 6 for $50.00
  • 4 to 5-inch Premium koi- $20.00 each or 3 for $50.00
  • 8 to 10-inch Premium koi- $69.00 each or 2 for $119.00
  • 5 to 6-inch Premium Butterfly koi- $32.00 each or 2 for $55.00
  • 8 to 9-inch Premium Butterfly koi- $85.00 each or 2 for $150.00
  • 6 to 8-inch Premium Shusui Butterfly koi- $69.00 each or 2 for $119.00

How Much Goldfish Cost

  • 5 to 6-inch Shubunkin goldfish- $14.95 each or 3 for $32.95
  • 5 to 6-inch Sarasa/Comet goldfish- $14.95 each or 3 for $32.95
  • 3 to 5-inch Fantail goldfish- $9.95 each or 3 for $24.95

Why Koi Fish Prices Are Higher

Koi fish nibbling owners finger

Only quality koi fish make it to the market. Even though koi lay millions of eggs throughout their lives, most of their babies will have deformities. These are sold at lower prices. Quality koi fish cost much more but they live better and longer lives.

Raising koi is like raising kids. It takes care, time, and money to raise happy and healthy koi fish. Farmers need to make some money off their work. This way they can support their families, employees, and business.

Costly transportation. Shipping koi fish to the US is no easy task. Koi farmers have to pay shipping, customs, and a license fee. This is why koi fish prices can get so high.

Goldfish are more common. Goldfish are easier to get and are more common than koi fish. This makes them less expensive.

It might be best to start with less expensive koi fish. This way you can see what it’s like to raise a fish in an outdoor pond without risking hundreds of dollars

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“Wow, these seem kind of reasonable now that I know why koi fish prices are higher,” says Amanda. James nods.” Koi fish costs aren’t too bad, we can afford a few! I wonder if this blog has anything else about koi fish?”

More koi fish posts coming soon!