Black Koi Matter. Join the Karasu movement. Ask a koi keeper how they first became introduced to koi fish and they will likely recall a story of how they came across a pond, so long ago, that contained these delightfully colorful and friendly fish. Many koi keepers are drawn into the keeping of koi because… Read more »
Tag: pond fish
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… Read more »
THE WEATHER LOACH, THIS DOJO GOT SOME MOJO!
The Dojo got some mojo! The Dojo loach that is. Also known as the pond loach or oriental loach, but best known as the weather loach. The weather loach is an amazing fish that has had a relationship with mankind going back thousands of years; making it one of the oldest “domesticated” fish swimming… 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 »
CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?
Probably the biggest misconception I see among pond owners is that introducing a catfish to the backyard pond or water garden will help keep your pond cleaner. With respect I’d like to burst the bubble on that school of thought. Catfish, although scavengers, will not do anything to actually help keep your koi pond water… Read more »
SHUBUNKIN ALSO KNOWN AS THE POOR MAN’S KOI FISH
You say Shubunkin, I say Shuboykin You say Shubumpkin, I Shubunkin Let’s call it all the same… or are they?! Shubunkin, the poor man’s koi, are beautiful and easy to care for calico goldfish. Shubunkin make a great choice for the backyard water garden pond adding color and liveliness to any setting. As a… Read more »