Fish, Koi, Goldfish

Prevent Fish Lice, Anchor Worm and Other Pond Bugs

There are bugs — and then there are bugs when it comes to our koi. In this article, we are going to forget about the familiar Ich that every hobbyist thinks of first when their fish start flashing. We can also forget about the internal cestodes, like internal flukes and tapeworms — the ones that …

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Language of Koi | Essential Lingo for Describing Pond Koi

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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Back to Japan for Brian Fitzsimmons and Fitz’s Fish Ponds!

Fitz Fish Ponds is a pond company that designs and builds ponds and landscapes, and has two retail locations. Through our connections in Japan, we have been buying koi for our own stores and customers for many years. We are happy to offer a full line of wholesale koi fish and pond products all over …

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‘Up-Close & Personal’ with a Water Feature

Water gardening and the entire experience of having one can become a passion, if not an obsession. It can consume a person’s thinking to the point that some non-water gardeners might question the person’s sanity. (To be clear, we who have this passion would never question it!) So, what makes the hobby so pleasurable? For …

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Three Generations Team up for Intricate Koi Pond Build

A little over a year ago, I was in Englewood, Florida, a beautiful town right around the corner from Venice Beach and world-famous Siesta Key. It was my second trip in just a few months, as I helped my parents move up to Mathews, Virginia, where I make my home and operate my business. We …

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Garden State Koi Hosts Second Annual Pond Camp

Imagine 120 pond contractors in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, facing cold, crisp autumn days and even chillier nights, with a goal of building three water features over two days. This was the scene at the 2020 Garden State Koi Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC) Pond Camp held at Camp Timber Tops in the Poconos from …

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Pond Construction | Collaborative Concrete Ecosystem Pond Build

Article By Tom Dieck & Dylan Ardotta, Aquascapes East The water garden industry (and landscaping in general) can be a feast-or-famine scenario. Due to uncooperative weather throughout the winters in the Northeast, we are often forced to cram a whole calendar year’s worth of installations into a span of just eight months or so. No …

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The Fifth annual Water Artisans of the Year Awards

POND Trade magazine has announced that it is now accepting entries for the 2020 Water Artisans of the Year contest, a staple of the pond and water garden industry in its fifth year. The independent contest was created in 2016 to pay homage to each year’s most stellar water-feature construction projects (and their runners-up) in …

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