Sunland Water Gardens: Koi

Ponds and the California drought

Ponds and the California drought

FoxNews .com  writes "Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies. The governor announced the legislative proposal during a news conference Wednesday, describing it as "a call to action" as the nation's most populous state deals with one of the driest periods on record."

So what does this mean to the pond and aquatic

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A great article from Randy at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery

A great article from

Randy at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery

We at Sunland Water Gardens have had a wonderful relationship with Blue Ridge for about 20 years. They provide some of the best domestically raised Koi and Goldfish in the United States. Since much of their stock comes directly from Japan they have a great quality Koi
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Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi

Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi

I have heard pond owners say they are afraid to add plants to Koi pond because of disease or parasites. Although it is possible for a few uncommon varieties of parasites to attach to plants it is unlikely that they would make their way to cause harm to your Koi or other pond fish.  This is due most in part that aquatic
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Feeding Koi in the winter

Feeding Koi in the winter

Fish, especially Koi seem to always be hungry even when in is very cold. I get asked all the time should I feed my Koi in the winter? They are always acting like they are hungry. Can they survive without eating all winter?

The rule is to never feed your Koi if the pond water is below 50.

Some may
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Ponds can reduce stress

Ponds can reduce stress

It may not be a surprise to anyone who has had a pond or water garden that it is one of the best stress reducers you can find. Whether it is a morning coffee or the after dinner wine, sitting by the pond watching the dragonflies and Koi will help you to shake off the day. [clear]

I believe that water is part of our primal instincts.

We
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How do you determine the value of a Koi?

How do you determine the value of a Koi?

I get this question almost daily. Why is that 8” Koi worth $40 and that 8” Koi over there $500? It is difficult to sum up what makes a koi valuable, but the best place to start is the koi show judging standards as these will dictate what the rest of us pay for koi. Koi shows are not unlike dog or horse shows. It's a competition were
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Koi Classifications, colors and terms

Koi Classifications, colors and terms

There are so many beautiful Koi to choose from but did you know that just like dogs or cats they are divided into breeds and varieties?? Koi is a short variation for the Japanese word Nishikigoi, which literally means "brocaded carp" [clear]

Color and pattern variations of Koi are endless

The color and pattern variations of Koi are endless, but breeders and collectors have identified a number of specific categories. This is a just a few of the
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Can you use Bluegill in your Aquaponics system?

Can you use Bluegill in your Aquaponics system?

[clear] Some people think that you can only use Talapia for aquaponics but the truth is you can really use any fish. Including pond fish like Koi and Goldfish. But to me part of aquaponics is being self-sustaining. That means you should be able to eat everything – including the fish. Now in the winter months it is a challenge to keep the Talapia alive
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