Casey LeFever is co-owner of and part of the third-generation future ownership of Blue Ridge Koi and Goldfish, the largest and longest-running koi farm in the United States. He was brought home from the hospital and weighed in a feeder goldfish bucket at just a few days old, and he has been around fish ever since.

Language of Koi | Essential Lingo for Describing Pond Koi

By Casey LeFever / December 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

Nothing stands out in a pond quite like koi. Their bright colors and unique patterns are part of the reason why they are such a popular fish. Today, there are numerous breeds of koi, with each categorized by color, pattern and scales. Knowing the traits of koi varieties, along with the terms commonly used to […]

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Language of Koi | Preventing Koi Theft

By Casey LeFever / June 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Most koi experts and enthusiasts are well versed on how to protect koi from the many furry and feathered bandits that make unwanted visits to ponds. Unfortunately, these predators aren’t the only thieves to worry about. The fact of the matter is, koi get stolen a lot. Koi can be worth hundreds and even thousands […]

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Language of Koi | Custodian Critters Assist with Pond Upkeep

By Casey LeFever / August 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pond and koi keeping often can require a lot of time and labor. It is a labor of love for many koi fans, but a little help from time to time is greatly appreciated. Sometimes, this assistance comes from the most unlikely of sources. Believe it or not, even Aeromonas has its own helpful qualities. […]

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Language of Koi | Understanding and Preventing Bacterial Infections in Koi

By Casey LeFever / October 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bacterial infections are among the most unsightly and frustrating health issues that koi dealers and keepers alike are likely to experience in their journey. As a dealer, arming yourself with information on the causes, prevention and treatment of bacterial infections not only can keep your stock healthy, but it can also build trust and confidence […]

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