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Language of Koi | Keeping Koi Healthy with Water Quality

Most pond owners come to have a passion not only for the aesthetic of their pond, but also for the aquatic life that inhabits it. At Fitz’s Fish Ponds, our passion lies with Japanese koi. Over the past decade, we have learned a lot about the optimal ways to keep koi healthy. Everything heavily relies …

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Troubleshooting Unusual Pond Koi and Water Quality Problems

We recently received a call from a customer who reported something they had not seen in more than 46 years. Their pond had been rebuilt last season, and the rebalancing act had become a bit of a mess, thanks in part to this season’s extremely hot weather. After getting the water quality in check, they …

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Language of Koi | Optimizing Water Quality for Your Koi

One of the most important yet overlooked aspects to maintaining healthy koi is optimizing water quality. Although testing the water may be viewed as too expensive or time-consuming, it is still a necessary task to ensure healthy koi. Could you imagine living in a place where the air you breathe is so contaminated to the …

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Judges Selected for 2022 Water Artisans of the Year Contest

POND Trade magazine has selected an esteemed panel of six industry experts to judge entries in our 2022 Water Artisans of the Year Contest. With the December 15, 2022 deadline approaching, it’s time to select your best photos and projects to enter. Known informally as the “Supreme Stream Court,” this year’s judges represent a true …

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The Business of Building Commercial Water Features

By Mark Giordano and Amber Swain, Pond Elegance After multiple owners, 36 years and hundreds of pond builds, Pond Elegance has earned its place as a leader in our industry. Since 1986, our company has been providing residential pond and water feature owners with koi, goldfish, plants and other supplies, along with design, pond construction …

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Enhancing Water Features With Hardscaping and Landscaping

In today’s world, pond and koi enthusiasts don’t just want a home for their fish. They want a full showcase.  When integrating hardscaping around the pond, the whole backyard is brought to life. Stonework and landscaping not only complement the pond aesthetically, but they also add more functionality to the space. We have been able …

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Language of Koi | Understanding Color-Changing Koi 

Koi, or nishikigoi, are known as living jewels. In Japanese, koi means love or affection. What makes them so special? Koi are smart fish with brilliant colors, body confirmation and personality. They can be fed out of your hand. They are so mesmerizing that people keep coming back to check on them. Feeding them is …

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POND Trade’s 2021 Water Artisans of the Year Winners

In a year that saw record-breaking property values all over the place, 2021 also saw the most-ever entries in POND Trade’s Water Artisans of the Year contest — almost 70! Coincidence? We think not! Just like 2020, many pond-loving clients found themselves spending more time at home, which naturally meant more home improvement and enhancement …

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Language of Koi | The Dramatic Beauty of Doitsu Koi

Doitsu koi are gaining in popularity with backyard pond owners. These koi without scales truly are a beautiful addition to any koi pond or collection. They stand out brilliantly in pond water due to the absence of scales, bright colors and a dramatic overall appearance. Metallic-variety Doitsu koi usually have dazzling iridescent skin, which can …

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