KOI CLAY by Gene Winstead
Koi Village / http://www.koivillage.com
Water quality is the most important factor in a koi pond or water garden. Koi, goldfish and other aquatic life can survive in less than ideal conditions. One thing pond hobbyist can do to help their fish thrive instead of merely...
I was challenged on another forum to list the basics of koi keeping. So I wrote something quickly "out of my head" like I normally do. Here it is copied and pasted, with a few changes after I thought about the subject a few more days. Some of you may find the comments useful, or perhaps even...
1 vine, 1 root, 1 tree at a time:cool3: Crew of 7 SAme's arrived at 7 am:cool3:
I would love to see them. Anyone have one that is over 8 years old?
How long do you qt new fish? Do you medicate the water? Do you raise the temp? Do you have multiple quarantine tanks?
What is the minimum temp koi should be kept at if cost were not an issue?
I am noticing some suspended solids in the pond we maintain. Is there a product that binds those particles so they drop to the bottom drains? Water quality is great.
How do you catch your fish ??? - any pictures?
Brady brought me 5 new koi from his fish farm near Charlotte, NC, yesterday on my 65th birthday, a little deal Lizzie had arranged.
When Brady started to dump the shipping bags, I told him to leave them there, I wanted to check the actual ammonia levels in the shipping bags before dumping the...
I dont want to have to ask this when I need to know it , but what way would you put down a larger koi , say 15-18 inches + ?
About once a year, I publish some more biofiltration cycle data, and James Reillly (JR to most) spends about 10 to 100 times more time trying to discredit the data than I took to generate it. Let's see if this year is any different, or if perhaps JR is mellowing out a bit and can think outside of...
Reading various publications and posts here and there I have picked up bits of what I think of as "koi rules" or etiquette of the hobby.
I thought I'd start this list and those of you who know more can help me out by adding to them.
In no particular order:
Even if you are dying to know,...
Conformation seems to be a very illusive subject regarding our Koi. Certainly we are told that the first thing a mature Koi is judged on is conformation. What precisely is good conformation? You know it when you see it? Everything is in proportion (what proportion)? Conformation is a product...
Thanks so much for the thread, they are always wonderful pictures! Does anyone have ideas on how those going to Japan can "train their eyes" by the unique experience of looking at some of the world's finest koi? Surely this is something they all want to derive the most benefit from....
What types of a microscope should I have? What kinds are you folks using?
Any input much appreciated...
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