Fish, Koi, Goldfish

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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Language of Koi | Quarantining New Koi Arrivals

Are your fish clean? Do they have parasites, or have they been mixed with a contaminated batch of fish that have shown problems? There is a saying among fish dealers: “All fish dealers are liars except you and I, and I’m not so sure about you!” You purchased your koi, so now what? Do you …

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“That Pond Place” Store Opens in N. Jersey Highlands

“Amazon is just a passing fad, brick and mortar is going to make a roaring comeback” said no retail expert ever. “A worldwide pandemic is closing store fronts everywhere”, said many retail experts. “You’re crazy to do retail”, “There goes your life”, “Retail is dead” said many others. With all that said the time seemed …

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