Known as Purachina Ogon in Japan, Platinum Ogon Koi is a solid color Koi belonging to the Hikari Muji group, meaning 'light without pattern.' In fact, because of their ghostlike appearance, it is not uncommon for some to confuse them with the highly light-colored Yamabuki Ogon.
Platinum Ogon Kois were produced from Nezu Ogon, an old variety of grey metallic Koi. They are characterized mainly by a white, solid metallic color that is free of any blemishes. Also, their pectoral fins and entire body have a dazzling shine. You can easily differentiate the male from the female by looking for the concave anal section or the occasional breeding spots that males have on their heads.
Though they do not possess the intricate and interesting patterns of several other Koi varieties, their bright metallic sheen stands out, providing beautiful balance to any multi-colored Koi pond or dark fish tank.
Since Platinum Ogon Koi has a very peaceful temperament, it has very many tankmate options. For starters, you can keep them with other Koi and create the perfect blend of color and metallic shine in your tank.
Other tankmates you can consider include:
When keeping Platinum Ogon Kois, paying attention to their diet is essential because it will impact their appearance. Since they are omnivores, they will readily consume various types of foods.
Their staple diet should include high-quality flakes or pellets that do not exceed 30% protein. You should also supplement their diet to optimize color and growth potential. Add a mixture of fruits, vegetables, wheat germ, plankton, protein, color enhancing foods, and seafood like shrimp, squid, scallops, mussels, and chopped fish.
Remember to change their diets seasonally. For instance, during spring and fall, feed them easily digestible and low-protein foods. In the summer, you can feed them high-protein foods. Since their digestive systems slow during the winter, avoid feeding them directly and let them nibble on plants and algae.
How big does Platinum Ogon Koi grow?
When kept in aquariums, they can grow up to 18 inches long.
What is the rarest Koi?
Ki Utsuri is by far the rarest type of Koi. They come in two varieties: Kin Ki Utsuri and Gin Rin Ki Utsuri.
Gin Rin Ki Utsuri has a black and yellow body, which remains vivid without color-enhancing feeds. On the other hand, Kin Ki Utsuri has bumblebee-like, metallic yellow patterns.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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