“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 years and years.  Fortunately, koi are adapted to dealing with cold temperatures and an iced-over pond.  [...]

By | 2017-05-15T02:13:56+00:00 February 27th, 2015|General Koi Information|9 Comments

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 of koi).  This summary includes some history of the variety (where applicable) as well as [...]

By | 2017-04-03T09:25:59+00:00 August 20th, 2013|General Koi Information|11 Comments

Top 15 Reasons to Have Koi and a Koi Pond

  Koi in a backyard 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 the view of fish and water along with hearing relaxing and tranquil sounds of the [...]

By | 2017-05-15T03:54:39+00:00 November 16th, 2012|General Koi Information|2 Comments

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 more of an English word and includes both brightly colored as well as dull, gray fish [...]

By | 2017-05-15T04:06:37+00:00 November 8th, 2012|General Koi Information|0 Comments