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This is what how we release our koi fry for grow out you need to know

This is what how we release our koi fry for growing out you need to know

This is where we place our koi fry for growout it is a natural koi pond there is no filtration and aeration needed the downside is it had plenty of predators like birds and predatory fishes that is why the number of koi fish we are harvest is very low

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calico ranchu goldfish that you need to know

calico ranchu goldfish that you need to know

calico ranchu goldfish that you need to know Calico Ranchu. Name, Calico Ranchu. Japanese name, Edonishiki. Year of Origin, 1951 (introduced in 1957). Country of Origin, Japan. Breeder, Yoshigoro Akiyama II. History/ Background, Yoshigoro Akiyama II made the Calico Ranchu by cross-breeding the Ranchu and the Calico Oranda in 1951.

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celestial eye goldfish that you need to know

celestial eye goldfish that you need to know


Selective breeding of the goldfish has brought
into being numerous variations in eye shape.The
Celestial eye goldfish has eyes that protrude very obviously.
They are not on the sides of the head, as in most
goldfish, but rather in a semi-horizontal plane so
that they point upward, as if toward the stars
(hence the name).The fry hatch with a normal
eye arrangement, but the eyes rotate and shift
position soon afterward.The bodies of these
goldfish are relatively elongated, and they have
slightly curved backs, with no dorsal fins. Both
metallic and nacreous forms of the Celestial exist.

Orange Celestial
Rich orange is common in these fish. The eyes should be equal in size and symmetrically
positioned.

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Bagging and Transporting Koi fish that you need to know

How to bag your koi fish for transportation

Koi fish , like any other pet, will have medical issues throughout its life, especially since Koi have been known to have a lifespan of up to 30 years. You contact the vet because you Koi is showing signs of injury or illness, and unless you have a vet that does house calls, chances are the first thing they will say is “bring it in.”

Issues with your koi pond can arise, whether it is an emergency move because your koi pond is placed into harms way by natural events or a planned move due to new construction. No amount of planning can ensure that you will not have to move your Koi for one reason or another.

With the problems that arose from recent events such a Typhoons and everyday events such as common illnesses, it is imperative that you have a plan of action when it comes to your pride and joys. No matter if it is an emergency or not, knowing how to properly bag and transport your Koi fish could mean the difference between life and death.

Equipment Needed

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First, it is always a good idea to have all the equipment needed to transport your Koi fish on hand. If you are having an emergency with your Koi, you may or may not have time to make a trip to your local pet store to gather what you need. The equipment needed to bag and transport Koi is small, and easily stored when not in use.

Bags- You must have the proper bags on hand to transport Koi fish. Do not attempt to transport your Koi fish in trash or regular plastic bags, as they are not designed for this, and may cause damage to your Koi fish . Unless you remembered to keep the bags you brought your koi home in originally, you will have to make a trip to your local pet store. Make sure to get bags sizable enough to hold your Koi fish.

Rubber Bands- You will need quite a few rubber bands for each bag you buy. Make sure that your rubber bands are good quality, as you do not want the pressure from the water to pop the rubber band in the middle of the transport.

Net- You will need to have a net sizeable enough to compete with your Koi fish . You will never need the net to pull the Koi out of the water with, but you will need it to lead and direct your Koi into the place you want them. Nets can potentially damage your Koi, especially as the larger they get.

Paint Bucket- A paint bucket is a better option for catching your Koi fish, as they cannot hurt your Koi like a net can. Make sure that your bucket is sizable enough to hold your Koi fish.

Bagging your Koi fish

The process of catching and bagging your Koi is actually pretty simple as long you have the proper equipment available. If you pond is large, you may want to consider enlisting the help of your friends when bagging your Koi.

Use the net to guide the Koi into the Paint Bucket. Once the Koi is in the paint bucket you can remove any excess water, and begin bagging the Koi.

Make sure that your check the bags for leaks. Once you are sure that the bag is secure, place the bag over the Koi fish from head to tail. Make sure there is enough water in the bag to completely cover the gills. Leave plenty of air room so that the bag is not to heavy to carry. Slip the rubber bands around the end of the bag and continue to double it until the bag is secure.

Place the bags horizontally in your transport container. Make sure that you do not bend the fish when lifting it. Secure the bag so that it will not move with bumps and turns, and cover the fish so that as little heat and sun light can enter as possible.

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10 ways Protecting koi from Heron Theft

  1. Protecting koi from Herons. Herons are beautiful, majestic birds that have one major flaw. Herons love to feast on Koi, and where better than to find Koi fish then an unattended Koi pond or garden?
  2. When you first notice a Heron in your garden, you may not even think of these birds as a danger. Herons are 2 or 3 feet tall, with an extremely large wingspan. They appear to be extremely graceful until you realize that the beautiful sight you were just looking at could have potentially been a thief caught in the act.
  3. If you noticed that your fish are missing in action, chances are a Heron is to blame. You may even notice large gaping holes in the sides of your Koi. This happens when a Heron attempts to catch one of your Koi fish, but does not get a good grip on it. The other will notice their Koi laying on the lawn several feet away from the pond, which is the result of a Heron dropping the Koi after removing it from the pond. While nothing can completely stop this from happening, you can do a few things to detour Herons from eating your pride stock of Koi.
  4. While there are many types of technical equipment available to attempt to detour Herons, you will quickly find that these types of detours will only work for a small amount of time.
  5. Protecting koi Some pond owners place a fake plastic Heron into their garden. This is supposed to detour another Heron from landing there. This works for parts of the season until the mating season comes. Herons will be more likely to land near your plastic Heron when they are looking for a mate.
  6. Various other types of equipment attempt to detour Herons by causing them discomfort. This only works until the Heron get used to it, or just finds a way around it.
  7. The only way to protect your Koi is by watching out for them. A few simple things will not prevent Heron from visiting your pond, but it will greatly reduce the presence of them.
  8. Constantly change your routine. Herons are smart and know when you will typically be present. Visiting your pond frequently at various times during the day will greatly increase the chance that you will catch the Heron in action. If you are unable to vary your routine, you may consider enlisting others to visit your pond as well. Older, trustworthy children in the neighborhood may delight in visiting your pond at various times of the day. Giving them permission to visit whenever they want will allow others to visit when you are unable too.
  9. If you catch a Heron in the act, make as much noise and frighten the Heron as much as you physically can. Shout, yell, throw things, or whatever you feel will scare the Heron. The more frightened the Heron is, the less chance he is to return anytime soon.
  10. Protecting koi Create a hiding place in your pond for your Koi fish. More natural Koi pond owners have noticed that after a Heron attacks a pond, it may seem that the Heron has got all the fish, only to notice that the Koi start appearing from strange hiding places once the scare is over. If you purposely provide a place for your Koi to hide in the event of an attack, you greatly reduce the amount of fish that a Heron will leave with. Do not worry about your Koi hiding from you, as they should know and trust that you will not hurt (or eat) them.
    Do not restock your pond right away in the event of a Heron attack. Waiting to restock may send the Heron searching for new feeding grounds