Koi: Why the High Price?

A question many people have asked over the years: why are these fish so expensive? There is no real simple answer for this as there are so many aspects to consider. Once you have gone through all of the contributing factors you will better understand why the price of Koi is high and why it’s ...

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Koi Pond Algae

At some point in time every Koi pond will develop an algae problem. The important thing for the Koi keeper to understand is what a good algae is and what is a bad algae. No doubt many of you will be wondering, how there can be good algae in a pond. We will have a ...

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With so many different colours and varieties of Koi it tends to become rather confusing for the new hobbyist to understand. Over the past three decades there has been a huge increase in available variations and colours. For the sake of the beginner we are going to have a look at the major colour varieties. ...

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The secret to achieving clear, healthy water in your backyard pond or water garden is maintenance. Whether you have a small backyard water garden with only a few goldfish or a large, formal Koi pond filled with massively large Koi fish, proper pond maintenance is absolutely paramount to achieving the crystal clear lagoon that every ...

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When installing koi pond equipment, you need to ensure that you have a proper filtration system. Unfortunately, koi pond filtration systems are often overlooked. People do not seem to realize how important it is to have a good system. Without one, it won’t be long before your koi die. Here is a closer look. The ...

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In all honesty, it’s not as crazy as you would might suspect to breed Koi fish for profit, as thousands around the world have done so with conventional achievement rates. Realizing how to do it, however, is another matter altogether; how about we survey exactly what you have to do so as to breed Koi ...

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For a koi, life can be loaded with danger. The fish in an outdoor pond are dependent upon feathered creatures of prey and raccoons as well as to things you often can’t see that live in your water and contaminate your fish. Fortunately there is a great deal of information on koi diseases and an ...

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When seasons change, and the weather affects us, it also affects your pond fish. When spring approaches there are steps we must take to assure that our koi fish are ready for the approaching warmer weather. I have outlined a few steps you can do to make sure your koi fish remain healthy and robust ...

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How to Keep Koi Healthy

Keeping Koi healthy can be difficult for newcomers to the hobby. It is easy to get confused with so much information available. One of the major problems i encountered when I first became interested in the hobby was people giving advice about koi who’s knowledge was based around their experience in keeping a garden pond, ...

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History of Koi Ponds

The expression “koi” is gotten from a Japanese word “nishikigoi”, which literally means brocaded carp. These incorporate the ornamental varieties of regular carp, which are utilized for decorative purposes in outside water gardens and koi ponds. Nonetheless, “koi” is a greater amount of an English word and incorporates both brilliantly colored as well as dull, ...

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