Category Archives: General Koi Information

“Chilled Out” Koi: How Koi Survive Frozen Ponds in Winter

  If you live in a northern climate then chances are good that you see snow and ice as does your koi pond.  Its natural to worry about your koi during the winter periods, especially if they have been around for … Continue reading






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The Major Koi Varieties and Their Traits

Presented here are what many consider the 13 major varieties of koi or “Nishikigoi”.  There are certainly some koi practitioners that may consider there to be up to 16 varieties (and even up to 22 if one counts newer strains … Continue reading






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Top 15 Reasons to Have Koi and a Koi Pond

  Enjoying Koi pond in your backyard not only provides a charming attraction to your visitors, but it’s also a great way to relax and rejuvenate at your home. There is something wonderful about enjoying the elegant view of fish … Continue reading






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History of Koi Ponds

  The term “koi” is derived from a Japanese word “nishikigoi”, which literally means brocaded carp. These include the ornamental varieties of common carp, which are used for decorative purposes in outside water gardens and koi ponds. However, “koi” is … Continue reading






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