Posts Tagged ‘koi’

HOW TO WINTERIZE A TROPICAL LILY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE A TROPICAL LILY

For water gardeners in the colder regions, the hot summer months are high time to get the most enjoyment out of our water gardens. For water gardeners of the colder regions to enjoy the classic water lily with its floating leaves and colorful fragrant blooms; they have to keep hardy lilies that will make it through the cold winter months and come back the following season.

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WINTER CLEAR WATER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 1st, 2011 | 4 Comments on WINTER CLEAR WATER

Why is my pond water sooo clear when it starts getting cold out?
I hear this question every year as the temperatures being to fall and the pond season in the northeast starts to come to an end. It is a good question too.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO KOI AND GOLDFISH DURING WINTER MONTHS?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 25th, 2011 | 104 Comments on WHAT HAPPENS TO KOI AND GOLDFISH DURING WINTER MONTHS?

koi under ice

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 downright interactive with pond keepers. Koi and goldfish will follow the pond keeper around the pond. They will even stick their faces out and practically climb out of the pond to celebrate feeding time. During this time we know is exactly what is going on with our fish. A quick peek in the pond tells us everything.

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IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 12th, 2011 | No Comments on IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Have I told you happy New Year yet? Well, if not, happy New Year! I should tell you now before it gets to that point where it is too late to wish this. Have I told you that I appreciate you? Well, if not, I do; and if you’re reading this New Year message I mean it sincerely. Thanks for being here.

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WINTER POND WISDOM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 11th, 2010 | No Comments on WINTER POND WISDOM

It happens every year, some of us like it, some of us don’t; but there is not stopping the on come of winter! For all of us ponders out there this means that we need to make some changes in how we are managing our ponds.

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HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 18th, 2010 | 28 Comments on HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

The topic and problem of pond scum is an issue that at some time or another, likely affects all pond owners. The problem with trying to fix or even diagnose an issue of pond scum is that it is used as a very loose term and many people will refer to floating aquatic plants, weeds, or other floating material as pond scum.

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KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 11th, 2010 | No Comments on KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR FISH

I can honestly say that I am a person who keeps a good eye on my fish. After a good 30+ years of fish keeping to one degree or another I believe I have developed an eye for fish that is not your typical eye.

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FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 7th, 2010 | No Comments on FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

Koi Feeding

It is drawing near the end of summer and it is time to make sure that your koi, goldfish, and pond fish are getting all the food that they care to enjoy right now! This time of year is an excellent time as a pond owner to take advantage of their voracious appetites

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CATS AND GARDEN PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 30th, 2010 | 29 Comments on CATS AND GARDEN PONDS

“The world’s most expensive water bowl”. Sometimes that is how my pond seems to me. I have on many occasions watched my cat Pippin interact with my pond.

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ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 19th, 2010 | 6 Comments on ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

acclimating your fish

“Float the bag in the water for about 15 minutes and let them go.”
This could possible be the most widely and commonly distributed advice on acclimating fish to a new environment, that is out there. Often given out by the dog and cat food stock boy at “PETTHIS”; and boy is it wrong advice,

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