Koi Carp

(Cyprinus rubrofuscus)

Koi Carp are cold freshwater fish which are found in ponds around the world due to their ability to adapt to different living conditions and environments. 

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Ray-finned Fishes. 

Distribution: They are an ornate domesticated variant of the Common Carp so as such, they don’t have their own natural range.

Habitat: Fresh bodies of water. 

Diet: Algae, plants, insects, seeds and worms. 

Appearance: They are very brightly coloured varying from red, white and black. 

Size: Can reach up to 15 inches long. 

Lifespan: 15+ years. 

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not Evaluated

Population Trend

Unknown

Threats

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Did you know?

Koi Carp were originally taken to Japan as a food source and they were developed by farmers who recognised their bright colours and that’s why we have the varieties we have today!

See our Koi Carp!

We have plenty of Koi Carp in the lake, next to the Lakeside Restaurant. Please do not feed the fish as they are on strict diets and can get very poorly. 

CONTACT US

Zoo
01924 235276 / office@ponderosa-centre.co.uk

Lakeside Restaurant
01924 404604 / lakeside@ponderosa-lakeside.co.uk

Day Care
01924 404154

Ponderosa Zoo,
Off Smithies Lane,
Heckmondwike,
WF16 0PN

 Opening Hours 10am – 4pm on Mondays, Fridays and weekends

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