Fish, Koi, Goldfish

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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Language of Koi | Minimize Stressors for a Happier Pond

Gary Cryer of Grand Champion Koi in Chandler, Oklahoma, once said, “From the time koi are hatched to the time they pass away, there is always something trying to kill them.” When I first started selling koi and goldfish, it seemed that nothing could kill these swimming jewels — except yours truly! Ambitious Beginnings The …

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How to Keep Herons from Attacking Fish, Koi or Goldfish

 While all of us love critters and wildlife, in general, we have to keep pond predators like herons away from our beloved koi and goldfish. This video from Foisy Aquatics provides 10 methods to keep herons away from your pond, and this issue can be a great reason to connect with customers and discuss …

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Pond Rebuild Reveals Window Into the World of Koi

We were two years into a maintenance contract for a natural water garden built by another contractor. It featured a large, 25-foot waterfall cascading down a hillside. As we continued to maintain it, we found that the sides of the stream in the waterfall were settling, creating many leaks that would require continued adjustments. Because …

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Kodama Koi Farm Introduces Articles, Videos and Checklist

In efforts to promote healthy koi management and success in the hobby, Taro Kodama, owner of Kodama Koi Farm, has been unveiling new articles in the Koi Info section of his website – https://www.kodamakoifarm.com/koi-information/ Mr. Kodama explained, “I want to help the community learn from my family’s 50+ years of experience and knowledge managing koi …

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27th Annual Water Garden Tour July 11 – 12, 2020

The Greater KC Water Garden Tour will take place on July 11th and 12th, 2020. The tour is a fundraiser hosted by the Water Garden Society to fund their educational & restorative outreach efforts. This 2-day tour has been the highlight of Kansas City summer events for 27 years. Plan to visit the metropolitan area …

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