Category: FISH CARE

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… Read more »

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: 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

ASAGI KOI, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

    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… Read more »

HOW TO QUARANTINE YOUR POND FISH

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How to quarantine your pond fish is a common question koi keepers ask. For 40 days and nights it rained upon the earth clearing evil from the face of the earth Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai receiving God Israelites wandered the wilderness for 40 years Jesus spent 40 days in the… Read more »

WHAT HAPPENS TO KOI AND GOLDFISH DURING WINTER MONTHS?

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THE BIG QUESTION: What happens to koi and goldfish during the winter months? This is a common question and concern that many pond keepers have. Warm weather is obviously the best time to enjoy koi and goldfish keeping. During this time koi and goldfish are active, lively, and highly visible. Many koi and goldfish become… Read more »

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… Read more »

DE-ICING YOUR POND PT.2

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Now you’ve chosen what type of de-icer you plan to use it’s a good idea to know how to install them. It is best to place the de-icer in your pond at the time of winterizing your pond. You may not necessarily have to have it plugged in but it is staged and ready to… Read more »