Koi Pond Winter Preparation and Survival Guide

Koi Pond Winter Preparation and Survival Guide

Summer is over. Fall is here. And winter pond care is quickly on your mind with snow in the forecast. For our beloved Koi, what should we do?   Fall (as well as spring) is a vulnerable time for Koi because water temperatures fluctuate and start dropping. If we do...
What is a Nishikigoi? (Koi Fish History Explained)

What is a Nishikigoi? (Koi Fish History Explained)

Learn the history of koi fish (Nishikigoi) and how they came to be such beautiful living jewels. Read about their Japanese origins from the carp and the long selective process that has created such strong body forms with vibrant colors. Defining Nishikigoi: Japanese...
How To Care For Your Koi Fish After Receiving It

How To Care For Your Koi Fish After Receiving It

Use this guide to properly introduce new koi fish into your pond using the proper quarantining, pond care, and water quality control methods for good husbandry in koi care. Based on our Japanese breeders and koi farm, these techniques are what work best when receiving...
Kin Kikokuryu: The sensational new variety

Kin Kikokuryu: The sensational new variety

There is a Koi show called Nogyosai once a year (the end of October) in Niigata where all the breeders will enter their Koi. This is one of the three biggest Koi shows and very authoritative. It is Kin Kikokuryu of Mr. Seiki Igarashi that obtained the most attention...