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how to keep a koi pond warm in the winter

How to Keep a Koi Pond Warm in the Winter

Sitting outside on a spring morning with a cup of coffee while watching your koi swim happily in their pond has to be one of the most relaxing things in the world. When the weather is warm, koi fish are active gentle giants who adore splashing and swimming about. However, when winter begins to rear its chilly head, you have to have a plan in place to keep your fish safe and healthy.  Let’s look at how to keep a koi pond warm in the winter! How To Keep A Koi Pond Warm In The Winter Months? As Poikilothermic animals, koi fish

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koi fish food homemade

What are Some Koi Fish Food Homemade Recipes?

Koi are notorious for their voracious appetite.  They will eat pretty much anything and everything, devouring whatever will fit into their mouths. From bugs to bits of fruit and even smaller fish, these creatures will eat anything they can. Still, when housed in a koi pond environment, you are responsible for ensuring they receive appropriate nutrition. Let’s take a look at how to take matters completely into your own hands and learn about some koi fish food homemade recipes that will beat any store-bought option out there! What Ingredients Should You Look For? With koi fish food homemade, some ingredients are definitely

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keeping koi in a small pond

How To Go About Keeping Koi In A Small Pond

Let’s take a look at koi pond size minimums and learn about keeping koi in a small pond.  Keeping koi fish, like taking on the care of any animal, is a big commitment. You are committing to take care of those animals for their lifespan, which for koi fish works out to be between twenty-five and thirty-five years.  Needless to say, adopting koi is a pretty big deal due to this alone. Still, koi fish are very healthy and easy to take care of despite growing to be large sizes so it sort of balances out. Part of the commitment,

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BEST BLUE RIDGE PLATINUM PRO KOI FOODS

Best Blue Ridge Platinum Pro Koi Food

Feeding your koi fish a balanced and well rounded diet is a great way to ensure that they are happy, healthy, and have all of the nutrients they need in order to thrive.  A koi fish’s diet impacts many aspects of its life and health, so providing high-quality food sources is key in keeping your koi looking and feeling great.  One of the current top brands, Blue Ridge, makes foods that are often regarded as some of the best of the best.  Let’s discuss what is so special about their Blue Ridge Platinum Pro Koi Food and see if it, along

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How to Keep Koi Fish Alive

How to Keep Koi Fish Alive: The Ultimate Guide to Koi Fish Care Basics

For many people, koi fish are a dream pet.  Having a koi pond is no cheap venture and takes a lot of investment in the form of time and money.  Koi can be costly and time consuming so to those who take them on, there is obviously a sense of urgency in keeping them alive.  Plus, losing a pet can be an incredibly painful experience.  Fortunately, these hardy little fish typically do well and thrive under most conditions as long as you provide proper care.  Let’s take a look at how to keep koi fish alive and see if we

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Can Koi Fish Live in a Fish Tank

Can Koi Fish Live in a Fish Tank?

Koi fish are a common pet these days. Everyone loves their friendly personalities and bright colors.  Plus, it is incredibly easy to pop into a pet store and grab a few of these fish from the super full and active tank display for cheap!  They even sell the same size tanks nearby that the fish for sale are housed in, probably.  Unfortunately, there is a common misconception related to this sales model that indicates that koi fish can be kept in a fish tank.  Let’s take a look at why the answer to, “Can koi fish live in a fish

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How To Keep Koi Pond Clear

How to Keep Koi Pond Clear

Koi fish are big, beautiful creatures, but, like many ornamental fish species, they can also be incredibly messy.  Their diet and waste production, along with all of the other facets of their care can make their water rather murky, very quickly.  Let’s explore how to keep koi pond clear and see if we can make increasing the cleanliness and visibility of your pond a little easier. Why Do Koi Ponds Get Murky? (Plus Tips on How to Keep Koi Pond Clear) As one of the most common complaints with pond owners, murky pond water can really impact the enjoyability of

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Koi Disease Identification

A Guide to Koi Disease Identification

No one likes having a sick pet, be it a dog, cat, horse, bunny, or other creature.  We develop close bonds with our animal friends and care for them deeply, so seeing them ill can be quite troubling.  It is all the more troublesome when your pet is an aquatic or another animal that cannot easily express what is wrong or even show easy to spot symptoms in some situations.  Let’s try to make the process a little easier and go over some common koi disease identification indicators. Symptoms: The Key to Koi Disease Identification When looking at finding out

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Koi Scale Disease

What Are The Signs Of Koi Scale Disease?

One of the reasons koi fish are so popular as pets is that they are incredibly hardy.  They can handle a lot of different tank conditions and can thrive in the face of common issues that many other fish species cannot.  Truly, koi are very tough fish that can handle a lot.  Due to this, when you notice they are sick, it is all the more important to act quickly to help get them back to health.  With quick action and the ability to understand what is happening early on, your koi will be back to normal in no time

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