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HOW OLD DO KOI NEED TO BE TO SPAWN?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 19th, 2017 | No Comments on HOW OLD DO KOI NEED TO BE TO SPAWN?

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“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.

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QUESTION:

Hello I have 3 koi fish that are about a year old, and

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

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 6th, 2017 | 2 Comments on WILL KOI AND GOLDFISH EAT FROM THE SURFACE OF MY POND?

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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.

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I want to share with you a good question that came in to me. Check it…

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WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 13th, 2017 | 2 Comments on WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

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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.

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HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 18th, 2017 | No Comments on HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

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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.

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HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 12th, 2016 | No Comments on HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

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Hey pond keepers we all have to deal with string algae in your koi pond and water garden at some point. String algae happens to the best of us be if a big pond or small pond, a professionally installed pond or the backyard DIY pond. String algae in your koi pond and water garden is nothing new, nothing unusual, and nothing to be ashamed of; so let’s talk about it. Let’s talk algae, shall we?

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IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 9th, 2016 | 2 Comments on IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

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QUESTION:

Hey Mike, is it ok to add new koi to the pond in the fall?

ANSWER:

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Hey, thanks for reaching out! Great question. There are some benefits and some negatives to your question. One of the great things about getting new koi in the Fall is that you can find some great pricing on koi. In areas that get cold weather and winters most fish sellers are anxious to get rid of stock toward the end of the season before it gets cold; they do not want to have to keep stock all winter if they do not have to. For that reason some good deals and great pricing can be found on koi. On the other hand the koi that are available are usually not the best koi, they are what is left from their stock.

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TADPOLES IN YOUR BACKYARD WATER GARDEN POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 27th, 2016 | 3 Comments on TADPOLES IN YOUR BACKYARD WATER GARDEN POND

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I learned while researching this blog topic of tadpoles that the ancient Egyptians used the image of a tadpole in their system of hieroglyphics. I thought it was pretty cool that the tadpole made it into the sacred carvings of this ancient culture. The image of a tadpole was drawn to represent the number and quantity of 100,000. I wondered why would a tadpole be used to represent this massive number?

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POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | No Comments on POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

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Koi ponds are a fascinating topic, often times highly and hotly debated. There is so much to know and learn!

Check out this episode 4 of The POND HUNTER Radio Broadcast to learn everything you always wanted to know about koi! There’s a lot of information out there on koi some good, some bad! We will be setting some things straight on this episode from selecting and choosing koi, to tips on seasonal and long term koi care. Learn some koi history, koi facts, and let’s but some koi myths! Mike Gannon is your host and will be joined by Barbara Johnson, owner of The Fish Lady pond services from Van Nuys, CA. Barbara is a long time koi expert and pond professional, tune in to hear her tips and insights on koi keeping.

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ASAGI KOI, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 17th, 2014 | No Comments on ASAGI KOI, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

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    In today’s world of competitive koi shows the Asagi koi variety is still ranking in the champion categories on a regular basis, across a wide spectrum of koi shows around the world. The Asagi koi variety even has very strong showings in the world class All Japan Koi Show. This is pretty impressive for the Asagi considering all the razzmatazz and hubbidydoo that surrounds many of the “newer” varieties of koi, all this new artwork/koi that has been created. With its long history making the Asagi the “original” ornamental carp, the artwork of the Asagi koi variety still stands the test of time as the nishikigoi hobby heads towards its 200 year mark.

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A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 31st, 2010 | 1 Comment on A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

When you see that big mouth opening for you to give it some food, stop for a moment and think about what you are going to offer that waiting mouth. An important consideration in fish keeping of any type, is fish nutrition or basically what you feed your fish. Many fish will take a wide variety of food; however, many fish are also extremely specialized feeders.

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