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Challenging Domestic Koi Misconceptions

There’s a prevailing misconception that domestic koi are of lower quality than their Japanese counterparts. However, it’s important to note that both domestic and Japanese koi originate from the same roots — challenging the notion of inherent superiority. Domestic koi often match or surpass the quality of imported koi, regardless of the national origin of …

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Upselling Customers to Japanese Koi: Part 1

Koi hobbyists throughout the world would attest to Japanese koi as a beautiful addition to any pond. They can provide a stunning visual element while contributing to a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere that is perfect for relaxation and enjoyment. Japanese koi, specifically, are known for their beauty and grace as they are prized for their …

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Winter Pond

Winter Pond Preparations

Ponds in areas that can reach freezing temperatures need special attention to ensure any fish can survive the winter. If this is your customer’s first winter with their beautiful koi pond, they need to know that there are some changes in the pond that cannot be avoided as the fall season heads into winter. In …

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Koi Pond Wisdom

Koi pond wisdom on water quality and pond maintenance based on keeping koi over 20 years I live in Arkansas. In the surrounding 50-mile radius of my home, there are a few hundred fish farmers that mainly raise rosy reds, comets, koi and carp. I have noticed that carp that have some color are affectionately …

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Varieties of Robed Koi

Koromo or ‘Robed Koi’ Dazzles Collectors

Language of Koi The Koromo or Robed Koi is a fairly new variety. Developed between 1945 – 1950 in Japan, the variety emerged as a by-product of Goshiki breeding. Both varieties, Koromo and Goshiki, are grouped together for judging purposes and compete against each other at most koi shows. Koromo are white, non-metallic koi having …

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Healthy 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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