Your Koi have TEETH!

Koi teeth are for crushing vegetation and crustacean shells while sifting sand in the rivers' bottom. The teeth are so far back in the throat that they are not a human health hazard. In fact, in the largest fish the teeth are so far back you couldn't reach them with your finger. The teeth project upwards from the last gill arch and crush against a diamond-shaped boney plate in the roof of the oropharynx.

"Teeth are constantly shed and replaced in healthy Koi. The teeth of the largest fish are almost as large as human molars and resemble them quite closely." Doc Johnson

Click on the FISH PIC above to link to to see pics {click with caution, autopsy photo}