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END OF SEASON KOI FEEDINGS. LET THEM EAT!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 28th, 2017 | 2 Comments on END OF SEASON KOI FEEDINGS. LET THEM EAT!

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Hey pond keepers, koi keepers, water gardeners, and the aquatically obsessed; as the pond season is waning into colder times we have to be pretty mindful of how we are feeding our koi and goldfish. There are plenty of foods out there that are formulated for late season feedings and low temperature foods as well, and if you are inclined to do so, those foods should be offered to your koi and goldfish around this time of year. Some of us may want to use up what is left of our Summer staple and that is just fine to do as well.

Whatever you are feeding your koi and goldfish this time of year is your prerogative, all I ask of you is LET THEM EAT!

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HOW OLD DO KOI NEED TO BE TO SPAWN?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 19th, 2017 | 2 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.

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.

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

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HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 18th, 2017 | 4 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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IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 9th, 2016 | 4 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:

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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THE KOHAKU JAPANESE KOI FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 3rd, 2015 | No Comments on THE KOHAKU JAPANESE KOI FISH

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Kohaku
Pronounced: ko – ha – koo
A Japanese word that can be defined as meaning red (ko) and white (haku), or it can mean amber the color as well as the gemstone, Kohaku can be a Japanese boy or girls name; it is also a variety of koi fish.
Let’s talk about the koi…

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HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2014 | 1 Comment on HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

Pond Renovation Project in New Jersey

So you are planning to build and install a pond in New Jersey? That is exciting news, you are in for many wonderful experiences and adventures with a new pond installation. Here are some things you need to know about building a pond in New Jersey.
Building a pond, a successful pond, can be a life transforming event so make sure you do it right. The average pond owner will build 3 ponds before getting the pond they really want! These pond construction tips will help the person building a pond in New Jersey do it right the first time.

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HOW TO BUY KOI AND POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments on HOW TO BUY KOI AND POND FISH

A guy walks into a room…
No this is not a joke…
A guy walks into a room filled with people.

What you just read a fraction of a second ago has already filled your head with potential stories as to what could be happening from that very simple statement.
A guy walks into a room, and a whole new world of possibilities opens.

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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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KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 13th, 2014 | 168 Comments on KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD POND

Time: Late May, any year.

Call comes in from pond customer(s).

Customer says: “Hey my fish are fighting and it looks like Mr. Bubble may have fallen into my pond. The pond kinda smells a bit too…”

Pond Pro says: “Cool, congratulations!”

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