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critical evaluations of koi
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Koi Skin Color and its Proper...
concernd about ph
Information on Illness, Medication, Treatment and Diagnosis
Persistant fish lice
"HEAT CYCLING" for KHV in QT...
Cindy's Portable Air Supply...
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ki-shusui project with a...
How Carp Eat 101 - Another...
CFKS March 7-9
Post all your pictures and video for CFKS '07 here.
Who Won the Raffle ...
Building an Aquarium
I am growing water lily seeds
Some pics because it is...
The sifted soil
We've done this before but we need to consolidate and put it under The Library. Calling all Koi Kichi. Link us up with with everything from the most general to the highly specific. We have great experience here and many terms are used that even some of us experienced folk need clarification on...
Maybe this will be of some help to a few of you.
Nothing too revolutionary from other DIY designs, I think this is a little easier to build than others b/c of the flange used to rotate on, and a simple to build spray bar system.
Simple construction method using ~$40 in...
We have all heard the saying about past due date and we have all heard the stories about Koi that came into the country and steadily declined in their new owners pond. Let's put a picture with these sayings as I am unclear whether folks are really getting "it".
Below you see a picture of Grand...
Get yourself some PURE clove oil (eugenia). Good health food type stores have it. Take a small tank of some kind. I use a show bowl. Add 10 drops to each gallon water and use enough gallons to cover the fish in the bowl you are using. MIX LIKE HELL
Insert the fish into the bath.
What follows was passed out in written form at the Seminar Selecting Young Koi by Nicole Lembke and Debby Hester. The material was written by Dr. Art Lembke and I recieved permission from Nicole Lembke to share this with the Koiphen Board. The caveat was that we must credit Art for his work. ...
Perhaps some of our Judges can give us a better understanding of the concept of Jitai. JPR said that this is the "relationship between body and skin type". Can you gentlemen elaborate on this concept for us to give a clearer understanding and perhaps minimal working knowledge? Thanks in advance.
Bacterial Infections: (The following is meant to be a very simple explanation of why bacterial infections occur and how to treat them. The two most common bacteria that cause problems on koi fish are Aeromonas and Pseudomonas. Both of these bacteria are naturally occurring and are found in all...
And anybody else interested. I also have a more complete PDF file if I can figure out how to get it to everybody.
Obviously so much more to learn. But I think these are a good starting point once you've learned the "basics". :yes:
What follows is the Brady Brandwood Chat from 12/5/2004. This version has had the dates and chatty things deleted to ease your reading through some wonderful material. I found it helpful and hope you do as well.
Brady_Brandwood: What would you all like to talk about?
Also, how many of you...
I know, I know - it's been a while since we've had an educational chat! :o Brady is going to lead a chat on December 5th at 8:00 p.m. EST. That's 7:00 p.m. CST, 5:00 p.m. PST.
Keep an eye on this thread for Brady's pre-chat posts. As always, please do not post in this thread until Brady opens...
Alright Koiphenites! New CONTEST!
We want your pictures!
Here is how it will work. Any Koiphen Forum member is eligible to post pictures of koi. You will be allowed to post as many as you want. You can also win more than 1 prize if your entrys are selected more than once!
I recently had a sick fish brought to me from a pond where the fish were dying in droves.
For those that are interested, I have a live video of chilodonella that I have added to my collection of parasites that attack fish.
I know this link works with windows media player but I am not sure it...
I'm going to try to post some information here before Saturday night, so check back often!
The previous chats have been hosted by "experts in their field". I'd like to say that I'm not an expert. However, my lilies do well and I'd like to help others to enjoy growing these awesome plants. I...
I am starting this thread for Mike Shaw of Evolution Aqua. Mr. Shaw has agreed to lead a discussion about EA's revolutionary filters and koi keeping equipment. Check the announcement thread for date and time, and mark your calendars to make sure you're there! This is quite a coup for...
Below is a brief article to act as a starting place for tonight's (7/18) chat at 7pm CDT. Please, no questions on this thread until after the chat session.
(Prepared for Koiphen.com 7/18 chat)
As most know, there are 2 basic types of filtration, mechanical and...
Costia.... correctly Ichthyobodo
This is one of the nastiest little bugs on the planet.
It'll mop your whole pond in under one week !
One cutesy wootesy little WalTrashMart butterfly can take out 50 grand in Koi in 3-4 days !!!!! I've had the calls... lots of them.
So. What's this post...
Hi everyone, welcome to the classic threads section. Stephen will add threads to this area that he wants to keep forever. He might moderate the threads he puts in this section, but only for the best. (i.e take out things that do not pertain to the topic) It might take him a little while to get them...
Having seen the thread on PP and so this doesn't get missed in the larger thread...
PP can be dangerous and like a lot of things it happens when you 'think' you know what you're doing rather than actually knowing what you're doing.
I had to give (recommended to me by someone that definately...
JR can you explain
You mentioned different places that koi are grown in the states. You said the best bodies are kept in the North (I'm about as North as you can get ;) ) biggest are in the South...something about the Carolina's...can't find your exact post. What's your reasoning behind this? Is...
Does the use of ozone lower DOC's (disovled organic compunds)?
Just curious, and trying to learn...
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