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How Long for Koi Eggs to Hatch

How Long for Koi Eggs to Hatch?

If you find yourself Googling, “how long for koi eggs to hatch”, chances are you have a lovely little clutch of eggs and are excitedly awaiting their hatching and arrival into this world. Congratulations! Raising koi fry is a very rewarding activity and you are in for a real treat in watching your new baby koi fish grow. Let’s take a look at the lifecycle and breeding habits of a koi fish and help you figure out how long it takes those eggs to hatch and what you can expect once they do! So, How Long? In general, it takes

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Everything You Need to Know About Raising A Showa Koi Grand Campion

Everything You Need to Know About Raising A Showa Koi Grand Campion

Show level koi fish are truly a work of art. Carefully bred and raised to have specific colorations and patterns, these koi are stunning and virtually represent the rich craftsmanship that exists within traditional koi breeders. Truly, you will never find anything quite like a show koi anywhere outside of these carefully designed and protected breeding techniques. Showa koi, one of the big three species, really showcase this craftsmanship and carefully curated skill level in its tri-color patterning and stunning, bold hues. Let’s take a look at what makes a Showa Koi Grand Champion and discuss a few specific koi

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How to Prepare Koi Carp Holding Tanks

How to Prepare Koi Carp Holding Tanks

Koi are large fish that generally do well in large pond style enclosures. Due to this, keeping adult koi in a tank is largely believed to be unethical and cruel. Still, having a prepared tank on hand to act as a holding or quarantine tank is still a good idea in case any mishaps occur or you decide to purchase new koi. Let’s go over how to set up koi carp holding tanks and what significance they hold in the overall health of your koi fish. Why Have a Holding Tank for Koi? If your koi are happily swimming in

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Where to Find a Microscope for Koi Parasites

Where to Find a Microscope for Koi Parasites

Every animal owner’s worst nightmare is their pet falling ill.

There is something so awful about feeling helpless and unable to communicate effectively when your pet is obviously feeling ill.

Fish owners have an extra layer of stress, as fish illnesses can be quite hard to detect, especially ones brought on by parasites.

Fortunately, you can easily find and treat most parasites with the help of modern scientific advancements.

Let’s explore how to use and where to find a microscope for koi parasites.

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A Guide to Some Koi Fish Favorite Food Options You May Not Have Thought Of

A Guide to Some Koi Fish Favorite Food Options You May Not Have Thought Of!

It is well known that when keeping koi fish, you need to provide them a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet to ensure optimal growth and color appearance. While there are plenty of amazing food block style pellet meals out there that will get the job done, your koi can still benefit greatly from other foods and a diverse meal plan. Let’s explore some of the koi fish favorite food options that you may not have thought of and see exactly what positive attributes they can offer to your fish’s diet! Koi Fish Fresh Fruit Fetish Koi fish can benefit greatly from fresh

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How to lower the PH In Koi Pond Set-ups

How to Lower the pH in Koi Pond Set-Ups

When you have a koi pond, you obviously want to ensure that you have a safe, balanced ecosystem to ensure your koi, plants, and overall set-up thrives. To do this, you probably carefully consider the different aspects of your koi care, including filtration, aeration, dietary nutrition, and other facets to ensure your koi are well maintained and healthy. Part of this is monitoring the chemical levels and measurements of the water in your pond. If you have a high reading or low reading, it indicates that your pond has been unbalanced somehow. Let’s discuss how to remedy a common problem

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A Guide to Baby Butterfly Koi

A Guide To Baby Butterfly Koi

As if regular koi were not already visually striking enough, butterfly koi provide an entirely new level of drama and graceful beauty. These fish are very similar to their koi carp cousins but do have some very drastic differences, including their appearance. Let’s learn a bit about what makes butterfly koi so special. The Differences Between Koi and Butterfly Koi At a glance, there are some visual differences that separate butterfly koi from traditional koi carp. Butterfly koi have fins that never stop growing, creating dramatic, long fins that trail behind the fish as it swims. Additionally, they are slightly

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What you should know about Kohaku Koi Varieties

What You Should Know About Kōhaku Koi Varieties

When you think of koi fish, you probably imagine brilliant, colorful fish that look absolutely majestic as they swim through a well-maintained pond. While this is true, there is a bit more to the koi fish species. There are actually a host of different koi fish subspecies and colorations created through selective breeding practices. One of these is the Kōhaku or Kohaku koi, a red and white variety that is probably one of the most well know coloration varieties. Let’s learn a little more about Kōhaku Koi varieties and see if we can better understand what makes these koi so

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How to Construct An Indoor Koi Tank

How to Construct an Indoor Koi Tank

If you have done your research, you are probably well aware that keeping koi longterm in a traditional fish tank is not the best idea.  Koi are large, beautiful fish who require a lot of space to move about.  They can get over three feet in length and live more than fifty years!  These fish are truly a commitment. If you still want an indoor enclosure, let’s discuss the steps you can take to build a suitable indoor koi tank! Why House Koi Indoors? As you probably know, koi are typically housed outdoors.  They do well in large ponds with

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How to Keep Koi Fish Healthy

How to Keep Koi Fish Healthy

When keeping koi fish, you obviously want to provide them with the best possible quality of care.  This means buying good foods, providing a safe space, and overall ensuring all of their needs are met like you do with any other pet you may have.  No one wants to see their fish unhappy or struggling so the effort is always welcome to help ensure everything is going smoothly.  Let’s take a look at some tips and tricks to help you understand how to keep koi fish healthy and ensure your koi keeping experience is a positive and fruitful one! Filtration

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