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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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What is a white ghost Koi

What is a White Ghost Koi?

Raising koi is an art form that many hold absolutely sacred. Koi are bred under traditional standards as literal precious jewels, carefully culled and curated to ensure only the most stunning, perfect fish remain. Pet fish are a little less carefully selected and bred, especially those within pet store breeder situations. Still, there is one thing that creates division regardless of your breeding methods and preferences: the white ghost koi. There is something about this species of koi that has caused people to either love them or believe them to not be actual koi at all. Some even outright claim

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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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