Types of Fish for Your Pond: Add living, darting color to your water garden with fish. At Greenstreet Gardens, you’ll find several kinds of fish, each guaranteed to dress your pond with lively hues.
Imported koi from Japan and butterfly koi offer gentle personalities and exquisite colorings. Imported and butterfly koi share characteristic markings with splotches of white, red, gold, orange, yellow, blue, black, and cream. Butterfly koi, sometimes called long fin koi, have long fluttery fins.
Size: To 3 feet in length
Lifespan: 25-35 years
A shubunkin is a type of goldfish with markings similar to koi. Bred in England, a shubunkin is known as “poor man’s koi” because of its affordability (compared to koi). Sometimes referred to as having calico colors, shubunkins bear splashes of red, orange, yellow, brown, purple, gray, white, and black—all against a blue background. Small silvery scales resembling mother-of-pearl add sheen to the fish’s appearance.
Size: 6 to 16 inches in length
Lifespan: 15+ years
Comet goldfish were bred in America for their long, flowing tails and bright red-orange color blends. Most Comets have a mix of red-orange and white. Tails grow to be half the length of the body, adding an eye-catching feature to the fish’s appearance. Comets are a great fish for first-time water gardeners—they’re easy to please and extremely hardy.
Size: Up to 18 inches in length
Lifespan: Commonly 5-8 years, but up to 20+ years