Koi Fish

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 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, some ingredients are definitely healthier

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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! What Can You Do to Help Keep Them Warm? As Poikilothermic animals, koi fish

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koi fish fry for sale

Where to Find Koi Fish Fry For Sale?

Raising baby koi fish is a very rewarding and fun way to go about stocking up your pond. There is something so fun and memorable about watching the tiny little baby fry grow into gorgeous adult fish. Often sold in bulk, buying koi fry, also known as peanuts, is usually more affordable than getting individual fish and can save you a lot of money if you want a lot of fish in your pond and are not particular about what colorations you get. Let’s take a look at where you can find koi fish fry for sale! 1. Pet Stores

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koi doitsu kohaku

All About Koi Doitsu Kohaku

Koi fish are perhaps one of the most diversely bred aquatic animal species in the entire world. There are tons of different colorations and sub-varieties that are bred for, creating a massive market with a huge interest spanning hobbyists and professional, traditional breeders alike. With so many different options out there, it can get a bit overwhelming to select specific sub-varieties for your pond or even tell the different types apart. Let’s learn about one of the most popular and historically rich koi sub-varieties, the Doitsu Kohaku, and see what makes them so very special and interesting! The History of

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koi fin disease

What Can I Do to Identify and Treat Koi Fin Disease?

Having a sick pet is arguably one of the most stressful things in the world. Animals cannot easily tell you exactly what is wrong, making it quite hard for even professional veterinarians to pinpoint exactly what is making your pet feel under the weather. Fortunately, with koi fish, there are a lot of wide-spectrum treatments that can be done to help remedy health issues, especially if they present themselves on the skin or fins of the fish. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to identify and treat koi fin disease to get your friend back together

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koi fish baby price

What is a Good Koi Fish Baby Price?

When you look into owning koi fish, there are a lot of differing opinions concerning almost every aspect of koi care. From types of food and feeding practices to pond decor, it seems everything about owning koi fish drums up quite the opinionated response. One thing everyone can agree on is that owning koi fish is certainly not an affordable hobby. Koi fish food, filtration, and maintenance can get very expensive, especially if you have multiple fish. Even the fish themselves can cost a pretty penny for some colorations. Let’s take at what is a good koi fish baby price

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All About Koi Ghost Fish

All About Koi Ghost Fish

If you are first beginning to look into koi fish and the different sub-varieties, you may notice that there are a ton of different types and colors to choose from. This includes classic color hues like white and red and more specialized fish with full metallic color or other special patterns. One of these incredible, metallic fish is the ghost koi. Let’s take a look at the history of the ghost koi fish and see what makes them such a wonderful addition to any koi pond! What is a Ghost Koi? A highly controversial sub-variety, the ghost koi is not

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can you put koi in a fish tank

Can You Put Koi in a Fish Tank?

Koi fish are known for being colorful, stunning, and massive. They’re the gorgeous gentle giants of ponds around the world and are absolutely beautiful in a wide range of aquascape features. That being said, there is much controversy surrounding keeping koi in smaller enclosures like tanks and mini-ponds. Let’s explore what makes koi unsuitable for most common tank enclosures.  Why Tanks Are Not Suitable Koi fish are gorgeous, hardy animals that can survive a lot. That being said, your goal should surpass survival and extend into creating an environment in which your koi can thrive. Koi fish are massive, reaching

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how much is a baby koi fish

How Much is a Baby Koi Fish?

When looking to stock your pond, you may notice that the price of koi fish varies wildly based on the coloration and size of the fish, along with where you purchase it from. This can be a little bit overwhelming because you obviously want a quality fish but with some prices reaching the hundreds, it can be tricky to pick what is right for your pond. If you are not picky about color or sub-variety, there is a way to get a lot of baby koi for an affordable rate. Let’s take a look at how much is a baby

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kin kabuto koi

What is a Kin Kabuto Koi?

Though the original ornamental koi fish were specifically bred for iconic, specific traits, there are tons of different amazing koi coloration subvarieties that all look absolutely amazing in a modern aquatic pond setting. Each offers a unique coloration and creates a different effect within the water, be it a pop of color or hauntingly beautiful trail of long, glittering fins. One of these gorgeous subvarieties is the Kin Kabuto. As a more recent coloration compared to some of the classics, this stunning fish is an amazing option for any koi pond or enclosure. Let’s take a closer look at what

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