HOW OLD DO KOI NEED TO BE TO SPAWN?

baby koi

“How old do koi need to be to spawn?” is a pretty common question among fish keepers. Its a good question too. Check this recent Q and A sent in by a reader of the LOVEYOURPOND blog. QUESTION: Hello I have 3 koi fish that are about a year old, and

WILL KOI AND GOLDFISH EAT FROM THE SURFACE OF MY POND?

goldfish

Hey pond keepers, I get lots of great questions from friends and customers about ponds and fish keeping. Alot of these questions deal with how we feed our fish. I want to share with you a good question that came in to me. Check it…

KOI POND WATER GARDEN PROJECT IN PRINCETON NEW JERSEY

New Jersey pond services and koi

Every season Full Service Aquatics handles lots of koi pond water garden projects. Our latest koi pond water garden project in Princeton, NJ took place in January which is an unusual time of year for these projects in New Jersey, but with a rare stretch of warm weather during this time the FSA team took… Read more »

SWIMMING POOL CONVERION INTO A KOI POND – PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

swimming pool koi pond

How many homeowners have that old swimming pool in their yard? You know, the swimming pool that has not been used in years, needs repair, is an unwanted maintenance nightmare, gives no inspiration to look at, just is not fun at all anymore, and is dragging down property value. How many homeowners have THAT swimming… Read more »

WATER GARDEN EXPO 2017 REVIEW “LIVING THE POND LIFE”

Water Garden Expo 2017

In late Winter of 2017, during an unusually warm beautiful string of sunny days, the conditions were perfect for building a beautiful pond. The conditions were perfect; for Living The Pond Life. In a town called Shawnee, Oklahoma a diverse group of pond professionals from across the country gathered for the 2017 Water Garden Expo… Read more »

AUTISM AND KOI PONDS

Autism and Koi

Its has literally been described as an epidemic in the USA, autism. The statistics coming out each year are more staggering from one year to the next. Between the year 2000 and 2010 the rate of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) went up 119%. By some estimates, a devastating 1 in 45 American children are affected… Read more »

WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

NJ Spring Pond Cleaning

Many New Jersey pond owners are wondering what to do for a koi pond or water garden during Spring, around this time of Winter. As grey Winter days lengthen and brighten with most of the cold solidly behind us, New Jersey pond keepers start thinking toward Spring.

HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

Deicing a pond

The seasonal dynamics and beauty of pond keeping are just one of the many reasons to take up the enjoyment of being a koi pond water garden keeper. Each season brings with it a new pond keeping experience. Winter pond keeping holds a unique charm.

INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

It could have happened just about anywhere on the planet there is a strong connection to the world of water gardening; but the International Water Gardening Society’s Annual Symposium took place in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in 2016. The IWGS Symposium attendees on one hand lay somewhere between an assemblage of botanists, horticulturalists, aquatic plant breeder/growers… Read more »

CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

water lettuce

Question: Can I bring my water lettuce indoors for the winter and put them in my fish aquarium until Spring? Answer: Some questions don’t have a clear cut answer, but the short of this answer is YES, you can bring water lettuce indoors for the winter months. With that advice let’s clarify the answer. If… Read more »