Congratulations on your decision to purchase pond fish from us here at McShane’s. We take great care to select the highest quality pond fish that are raised domestically in sustainable and humane ways. Adding fish to your aquatic ecosystem will complete the balance necessary for a healthy water feature. The purpose of this handout is to share details about the varieties of fish we sell.

KOI

Domestic Koi 
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 36-90* F, KH 2-12, pH 6.8-7.2
Max. Size: 3′
Color Form: Assorted, Black, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore

Origin: Bred in the USA, Domestic Koi are praised for their hardiness and variety of colors and patterns. For this reason, Koi are often regarded as the “kings” of pond fish. These farm-raised members of the Cyprinidae family are available in a variety of colors and patterns, but are most commonly white, yellow, orange, or a combination of these colors. Originally from Japan, Domestic Koi are bred in fish farms in the southern USA. While Koi are rumored to live more than 200 years in the wild, their typical life span in captivity is between 25 and 35 years.

Butterfly Koi
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 36-90* F, KH 2-12, pH 6.8-7.2
Max. Size: 3′
Color Form: Black, Orange, Red, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Bred in the USA
The Butterfly Koi boasts long, flowing fins that add grace and peace to even the largest backyard oasis. It is appropriately named for its long, flowing fins often resembling butterfly wings. It is these longer, distinct fins that differentiate the Butterfly Koi from standard Koi. The Butterfly Koi is available in a variety of colors and patterns, but is most commonly available in white, yellow, orange, or a combination of these colors. While Butterfly Koi can live longer than 200 years, their typical life span is 25 to 35 years.

GOLDFISH

Comet
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 36-90* F, KH 2-12, pH 6.8-7.2
Max. Size: 1′ 2″
Color Form: Orange, Red, White
Diet: Omnivore
Sarasa
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 36-90* F, KH 2-12, pH 6.8-7.2
Max. Size: 1′ 2″
Color Form: Orange, Red, White
Diet: Omnivore
Shubunkin
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 36-90* F, KH 2-12, pH 6.8-7.2
Max. Size: 1′ 2″
Color Form: Assorted, Black, Orange, Red, White
Diet: Omnivore
Snails
Japanese Trapdoor Snail
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-85* F, KH 5-12, pH 6.5-8.0
Max. Size: 2″
Color Form: Black, Tan
Diet: Omnivore

The Japanese Trapdoor Snail is a great asset for controlling pond algae. It is one of the few varieties that can survive Northern winters. The Japanese Trapdoor Snail will keep your pond plants groomed with minimal damage to the plants. They also clean up the sides of ponds and water gardens, feeding on uneaten fish food and decaying debris on the pond floor. The Japanese Trapdoor Snail makes a great overall pond cleaner.

Pond Fish Guarantee
McShane’s is proud to stand behind the healh of the fish that we sell. As long as fish are transported and added to their new aquatic environment as directed, we offer a 30 day “replacement” guarantee. Should you have any questions, please see an associate for details.

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