The Joy of Koi


At Caesar’s Tropical Fish Factory in Santa Rosa, California, we are proud to offer koi species and aquatic plants that are ideal for outdoor ponds. We have everything you need — from the fish, to the pond equipment, to the food — right here at Caesar’s Tropical Fish Factory.


There is a lot of joy in having a koi pond. Not only is the pond itself a beautiful addition to any landscape, but the koi fish are beautiful, too. Before you start digging your own koi pond, there are a few things to consider, and we will be happy to walk you through the entire design, build, and maintenance process.

One thing to consider is how to protect your koi from predators. To begin, we will design your koi pond with some naturalistic features, such as rock shelves and caves, where fish can hide. Water lilies and other plants also do wonders to hide fish from predators. The depth of your pond also plays an important role: a 4-foot-deep pond will prevent a land predator from reaching the bottom and capturing a fish.

Another thing to consider when building a koi pond is the size. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is building a koi pond that’s too small. Standard pond sizing is 33 gallons of pond per 1 linear inch of koi fish, and the 6-inch fish you buy will be 24 inches long in a few years. (We recommend at least 1,500 gallons.) You want your pond to be at least 2 feet deep to make sure your fish will survive the winter, but you may need up to 4 feet, depending on your site’s microclimate — you want a pocket of water to remain unfrozen.

Our team has found time and time again, that a well-designed pond will add beauty and joy to your landscape — minus all the headaches. For more information about our koi pond design, build, and maintenance services, visit Caesar’s Tropical Fish Factory at 1648 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. If you would like to say hello to the koi in our own backyard, we are open 7 days a week and our staff will be happy to assist you.

We want to show you how much joy you will get when you own a pond filled with koi!  Call us anytime during business hours at 707-546-7456.


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