Category Archives: Koi
A great article from Randy at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery
A great article from
Randy at Blue Ridge Fish HatcheryWe 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
Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi
Are aquatic plants dangerous to KoiI 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
Feeding Koi in the winter
Feeding Koi in the winterFish, 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
Ponds can reduce stress
Ponds can reduce stressIt 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
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
Koi Classifications, colors and terms
Koi Classifications, colors and termsThere 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 endlessThe 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
How many Koi can I have in my pond?
How many Koi can I have in my pond? Most pond owners think that the number of gallons is in direct relation to the number of Koi you can have.more
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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