About Koi


Beautiful White Koi

You have to admire the ingenuity of the early Japanese koi fish breeders.  

They took an ordinary fish with one or two colors and selectively bred the wide variety of colors and patterns that make up the koi standards of today and created a whole industry based on a common carp. They created colors of brilliant reds, blacks and green with some yellow and the ever popular white.

Most koi have a base of white, with spots or patches of other colors. Red and Black patterns are more common, with solid colors being more rare and unique. So, what makes the white koi so popular?  Is it just because it makes a wonderful contrast to other colors, or is it something else? Continue reading

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Koi Disease

Wonderful Koi Colors

I Love These Koi Colors

Generally, koi are tough fish and usually have a high resistance to disease and illness. But, the health of a fish is heavily dependent on two factors, water quality and diet.

If their environment or water is bad and we feed them a crappy diet, their immune system gets stressed out. And their resistance to disease can go way down and even the mightiest fish can get sick.

There are several types of bacteria, parasite, fungi, and other illnesses that are common to tropical fish as well as koi.  Continue reading

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How To Raise Koi

How to Raise Koi – The One Thing You Really Need

The most important thing you need when learning how to raise koi, and the one thing you cannot do without, is good reliable information.  Koi are beautiful fish and anyone who wants to raise them needs to have the best information available.

Anyone who raises fish knows that a fish needs just three things:  Clean water, good food and protection from predators to survive.  If you have those things covered, everything else are just enhancements to make them look better.  But sometimes the enhancements are what make a puddle of water look good and will make your koi pond exceptional. Continue reading

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Koi Colors

iStock_000014025300XSmallKoi colors.  This appears to be the only way ornamental koi fish are classified.  Just trying to understand all the colors can be almost overwhelming for a beginner, but with a little patience and study it all begins to make sense.

In English, the word ‘koi” refers only to the ornamental fish.  In Japan, koi are symbols of love and friendship and this fish has become prized all over the world for its bright, vibrant colors.  This type of fish is regarded as a symbol of friendship and love.  As such, it has become extremely popular on everything from jewelry to tattoos. Continue reading

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How To Build A Cheap Koi Pond

Wonderful Koi Colors

Imagine Your Koi Looking Like This

Koi Ponds have become the premier aquarium for many people around the world. These fish come in a huge variety of colors and patterns and there is a lot of pleasure and for some people, profit, in owning koi fish.

Koi fish ponds bring out the best in people. As a result of this, many people look at a pond and envision how it would look in their own backyard.  Koi ponds can be very expensive.  But, if they like and want to keep koi fish, they willingly take on the task of building a koi pond.

A lot of DIY koi pond builders are Continue reading

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