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Healthy Koi

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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Golden Corn Koi

Language of Koi | Golden Corn Koi Variety Debuts in Japan

Ever so many years, thanks to breeders’ efforts, we enjoy encountering new varieties. Most of the time, however, they are a metallic, Ginrin or Doitsu version of existing varieties. I believe only few can be called a completely new variety. Golden Corn, which I am going to introduce here, is one of the few new …

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Best Pond Practices | Outdoor Entertainment Area with Formal Koi Pond

A few months ago, I was browsing a local pond and water garden site and answered a question asked by a woman named Sheila. She got back to me and asked if I could help with their new pond, which was part of a backyard makeover. Sheila and her husband Kelly wanted a formal raised …

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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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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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Language of Koi | Rare Varieties at the Japan Koi Harvest

October is the most exciting time of the year for all koi dealers and hobbyists. It is also the time of the koi harvests in Japan. Every day in October, breeders harvest so many living jewels. Before COVID-19, buyers from all over the world came to the small towns of Ojiya and Nagaoka in Niigata, …

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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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Design Ideas | A Creek-Style Waterscape with Koi

This is a unique design from a professional contractor that emphasizes a creek-style type of waterscape in an elevated planter. Had to share, shows off some excellent work and looks great at night. The owners says: It’s a little bigger than it looks in the video but I thought the same thing. It’s a pro …

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Kodama Koi Food Grows Champion Koi

Kodama Koi Food Color Up and All Season shipments have just arrived from Japan, to be sold for both wholesale and online at https://www.kodamakoisupply.com/koi-food/. Manda Fu is also now back in stock! Some call it koi crack because this irresistible and highly digestible koi food is great for feeding your koi all year round. The …

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