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Two Carp fan painting by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and
printmaker of the Edo period.

Born in Edo, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

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“Carp” (1884) by Chinese artist Qi Baishi

Qi Baishi was a Chinese painter, noted for the whimsical, often
playful style of his watercolor works.

Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at 14, and learned to paint by himself. Wikipedia

 

Oniwakamaru preparing to kill a giant carp”
by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

Biography written by

Author:
Dieter Wanczura of www.artelino.com

Kuniyoshi Utagawa was born in 1797 in Edo (died April 14, 1861). Information about the childhood of Kuniyoshi is a bit in the mist. His father was a silk-dyer and the given name of the boy was Yoshisaburo.

The young Yoshisaburo apparently developed a passion for drawing at a very early age.

At the age of 14, he joined the famous Utagawa school, then headed
by the great master ukiyo-e Toyokuni Utagawa (1769 – 1825). According to other sources, he had been trained by Katsukawa Shuntei before.

Toyokuni gave his talented student Yoshisaburo the name Kuniyoshi.

At that time it was the habit, that a student who had entered an art
school, received a new artist name that was connected to the master’s name.

The name was created from the ending kuni of Toyokuni and the
beginning of the boy’s name Yoshisaburo – thus we had Kuniyoshi Utagawa.

After having left the Utagawa School, Kuniyoshi had a tough time to make a living as an ukiyo-e artist. He was even forced to earn his living by repairing and selling floor-mats. learn more 

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The history of the Japanese Koi fish is not commonly known to even the … from then on the fish became the subject of much Chinese artwork.

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Koi art Some of the most famous and recognizable Chinese and Japanese koi art artwork is that of the carp.

Most Asian art enthusiasts are familiar with koi fish paintings and
ukiyo-e woodblock prints, as well as the koi art artwork it has inspired around the world.

And most people have seen the famous nishikigoi (錦鯉), or koi fish in many kinds of pictures and koi art!

But did you know the history behind this koi art artwork?

Do you know that koi fish is important to the Chinese and Japanese people?

NOTE: The word ‘koi’ used in the West to describe the variety of carp the Japanese call ‘nishikigoi’.

In Japan, the word ‘koi’ means ‘carp’ in general and used for all the
different species of koi fish, particularly wild carp.

In this hub, I’ll use the term ‘koi’ to describe the koi fish and koi art
about it and carp for everything else under the sun.

 

Information about the Asian Carp

A carp is a type of freshwater fish that can found in most areas of the
world (except the Middle East, the poles, and eastern Europe.

There are some carp species around the world, and there are both
wild and domesticated versions of every species.

The common carp seen in the Chinese and Japanese
paintingsbelieved to have originated in China and brought to Japan
at some point.

There are some carp species and subspecies, and many of these can found in both China and Japan.

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The nishikigoi carp, which is what most Westerners call ‘koi’ or ‘koi
fish’, is an ornamental variety of domesticated carp which was first bred in Ojiya,

Niigata Prefecture, Japan, in the 1820s. There are now many varieties of koi which have exported and bred around the world.

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China is the ancestral home of carp art, and where koi and
traditional Japanese carp art (especially the early paintings) draws much of its inspiration.

To the Chinese people, the carp is a symbol of perseverance, strength, and endurance.

In many Chinese folktales, the carp considered an incarnation of
the dragon that brings happiness and wealth to those whose path it crosses.

Also, with its long whiskers and scales, the carp said to resemble a dragon.

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In fact, one of the most popular Chinese carp motifs is a carp(s)
swimming toward a waterfall and transforming into a dragon.

This motif based on an ancient Chinese legend about carp who
swim upstream in the Yellow River toward the mythical Dragon’s
Gate at the top of a giant legendary mountain.

Those few carp who swim up the waterfall and through the gate changed into dragons.

To this day there exists a saying in China: “lǐ yú tiào lóng mén” (“鲤鱼跳龙门”), or “The carp has leaped through the dragon’s gate.

” This saying is often used for students who pass their university
exams, or people in general who work hard at a task and succeed beyond their wildest expectations.

Some other common carp motifs in Chinese art include yin yang
carp (with a black and red carp forming the two sides of the yin
yang symbol), carp swimming among lotus flowers (a sacred
Buddhist symbol that represents mental harmony), and a group of
nine carp (with nine considered a lucky number by the Chinese) swimming together.

The carp can found in many kinds of Chinese artwork, including
scroll paintings, ink paintings, ceramics, and more.

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Japan is the one country from where koi art has spread around the world.
Paintings and pictures of carp – in particular the koi carp – have
been made by artists and photographers in Japan and around the world.

In Japan, the carp represents good luck and good fortune. Also, the word ‘koi’ (鯉) pronounced the same as another word (‘恋’) meaning love and affection.

The Chinese legend of the Dragon’s Gate is also well-known in
Japan and the same motif of carp swimming up a waterfall is also common in Japan.

This motif can found in many the famous ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

Also to the carp swimming upstream, a carp swimming downstream can also found in Japanese art.

This carp said to have achieved its life goals while the one
swimming upstream and toward the Dragon’s Gate is still trying to make its dream come true.

Carp paintings made before the advent of ukiyo-e in the Edo
period showed a carp swimming in its natural environment in full color.

Many of these paintings were no doubt inspired by the Chinese carp paintings.

When ukiyo-e became popular, the carp became a popular subject
for the artists to depict in their prints.

Many of the ukiyo-e masters such as Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa
Kuniyoshi, and Kitao Masayoshi depicted the carp in its gracefulness and glory.

Many Japanese carp paintings also have a strong Buddhist connotation.

Some carp swimming in the ocean are symbolic of people
swimming through the “ocean of suffering” as a fish swims in the sea. Others reflect the Zen quality of finding peace in the moment by observing the carp.

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The koi has appeared in some Japanese folktales and legends, and
some of these legends have depicted in koi fish painting.

Two ancient Japanese legends about koi fish that depicted in ukiyo-
e are the stories of the “golden boy” Kintarō wrestling the giant koi
fish and Oniwakamaru (the future Musashibo Benkei) finding and
killing at Bishimon Waterfall the giant carp that ate his mother.

Both depicted by ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.

Gyotaku Fish Prints

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One of the most unique forms of art to come out of Japan is the gyotaku fish print.

Gyotaku is a form of art where a live fish rubbed in ink and stamped on paper to make an art print.

It is one that has spread beyond Japan and across the world.

Gyotaku created by Japanese fishermen during the 1800s as a way
to record their catches and display them for the world to see.

After a while, regular people and artists began to catch on to this art form and it became popular.

Koi are one of the most popular species of fish used for this form of
art, but rubber fish are becoming more and more popular nowadays.

The movements of the fish captured on paper are what makes this art form so unique.

Modern-Day Koi Art digital painting

The popularity of koi art has exploded across the world in recent decades.

The orange and white koi that most Westerners know has depicted
in pictures, paintings, posters, computer screensavers, mousepads, and more.

Many of the designs of the koi paintings based on the ancient
Chinese and Japanese koi fish paintings, and others have created
using modern-day technology such as computer vector graphics
and digital photography or digital painting

Koi paintings and pictures are also very popular feng shui décor, and all-around nice pictures to look at! Since the koi is a very
beautiful, relaxing fish to look at and has much symbolism attached
to it, it’s only natural that it would be perfect for a feng shui-
oriented home environment or someone who wants a good picture to help them relax.

In China and Japan, koi fish and koi art are as common and popular
as in the West nowadays, but there are still artists who paint carp
paintings (both regular and koi carp paintings) in the classical way.

 

 

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Feng Shui koi fish painting koi art work used to bring Feng Shui
luck and fortune by harnessing the life energy of “Chi”, or the “Dragon’s Cosmic Breath”.

Chi brings good fortune to those who surrounded by it.
The koi fish brings luck and wealth.

Koi fish paintings represent harmony and balance. Feng Shui fish paintings are the element of Water and bring Feng Shui fortune. Koi paintings are for home and office Feng Shui décor.

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Besides to koi art, koi (and regular carp) tattoo designs have become popular all around the world.

Many people get very elaborate and beautiful koi tattoo designs
that have all the traditional attributes of the carp, as well as personal
meaning for the person tattooed.

Some of the traditional designs of koi swimming amidst lotuses,
bleeding koi, koi swimming in water, and koi swimming upstream
or up a waterfall are some of the designs many people have chosen for their koi fish tattoo.

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Step 1: Let’s draw a koi fish! Start by drawing a semi-circle for the head.

golden lotus flower symbolism in koi art chinese calligraphy painting

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In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body,
speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom
on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire.

In Egyptian iconography, the sun bursts from the open blossom. It is the archetypal vulva.

In Hinduism as in Buddhism, the lotus is associated with the birth of divine beings. …

In Buddhism, the lotus represents purity because its flower rises
above the vase like the Enlightened One above the world.

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Chinese Traditional Painting

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Chinese traditional painting is often known as Chinese ink and
wash painting (水墨画) because of the materials and technique used.

Traditionally, only black and white were used, but over time artists
added red, orange, green and other colors.

Because of the simplicity of their form and elegance on paper, koi
became a popular subject for this style of painting.

There are seven essential steps to painting a koi in the ink-and-wash style.

First, the body is painted, then the tail is added.

The third step is to paint the head, the mouth and the eyes.

The next step is to paint the scales on the body of the fish.

The fifth step is to add the fins, followed by the painting of the spine and other details of the koi. learn more here

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The cultivation of koi for decorative use originated in Japan, so it is
in the Japanese artistic tradition that we see the most variety in koi depictions.

In the Japanese language, the word “koi” is a homophone for
another word that means “affection” or “love”; therefore the fish
itself has come to represent these concepts.

It is regarded as the “divine fish”, associated with heavenly matters
and spreading happiness and prosperity wherever it swims.

Because of their rich and varied coloration, koi are known as “living
jewels” and are used to enhance a variety of household, religious
and purely artistic ornaments.

Koi flags

In Japanese mythology, koi are often associated with children, who
are much celebrated and beloved.

As a result, parents and grandparents hang colorful flags that
resemble koi outside their homes to attract blessions for the younger generation.

This tradition is traditionally associated with Boy’s Day (Tango no
Sekku) a Japanese holiday venerating the place of children in society .

Koi are thought of as symbols for male virility and strength, so it is
natural that they serve as a representation for the qualities most sought in boys.

It is said that if a koi is caught, it will lie still beneath the knife,
facing its death bravely like a brave Samurai facing a sword. Parents hope their sons will face their destinies with equal stoicism.

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koi fish tanks What size tank do you need for a koi fish?

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So, if our 125-gallon tank will hold 1.25 12-inch koi, then it will hold 11 6-inch koi (1.25 X 9 = 11).

It is essential to realize that as the koi fish grow, you will have to remove koi fish from the koi fish tank to maintain the proper load balance.

 

Can you put a koi fish in a tank?

Keep koi fish  in large aquariums for a few months at a time. If you live in an apartments, you may have to keep koi in aquariums for their entire life.

That is possible, as long as you do not overcrowd the aquarium with too many koi. … Your tank should have 1 cubic foot per 1 inch of koi fish length

Obtain an aquarium that is large enough to contain the number of koi you have.

Koi need a large volume tank to thrive. Your tank should have 1 cubic foot per 1 inch of koi fish length.

Multiple the tank’s height by width by length to determine the tank’s cubic footage.

Put the aquarium on a stand that can support the weight of the tank, and find a location in your home that can accommodate the weight of the tank safely, such as near a support wall or on a concrete basement floor.

Place a substrate layer at the bottom of the tank at least 2 inches deep. Use a mixture of small gravel and larger gravel or rock pieces. Koi are bottom-feeders, and will enjoy sifting through the substrate.

Install an external filter to the aquarium that is made for the number of gallons in your tank. You may choose to use a carbon filter, as well, to remove toxins and impurities in the water.

Install an aquarium heater to regulate the temperature. Although koi fish  can withstand water below 40 degrees and above 80 degrees, koi kept indoors should have a heater regulating the temperature to 68 to 77 degrees. That will maintain the metabolism at a good level.

Keep an koi aquarium cover on top of the tank at all times to prevent koi fish from jumping out. Use a cover with a light inside since koi fish also need 12 hours of light a day.

Test the water’s pH regularly. Koi like a neutral pH between 7 and 9. Add pH stabilizer to the tank water if the pH gets too low.

Perform partial water changes weekly. Remove 10 to 20 percent of the tank water and then top off the tank with tap water, adding dechlorinator to the new water before pouring it into the tank.

Well water not been treated with chlorine may not need a dechlorinator.

However, let the well water sit out for several hours, and then test the pH. Treat the water with pH stabilizer if it is below 7.

Feed the koi  fish only what they can eat in five minutes. Overfeeding will pollute the water.

How many gallons of water does a koi fish need?

We generally offer two rules of thumb regarding the number of koi in a pond or koi fish tank . First, average water conditions will allow 1 inch of fish per 10 gallons of water (or 100 inches for a 1,000-gallon pond).

 

Do koi fish grow to the size of their koi fish tank?

There is an element of truth to this, but it is not as innocent as it sounds and is related more to water quality than koi fish tank size.

When properly cared for, koi fish will not stop growing. Most fishes are in fact what are known as indeterminate growers. This means that, unlike humans, they grow until they die.

Though their growth rate when they are about 3 years old up will be slower compared to their 0 to 1 years age.

 

How much space does a koi fish need?

Koi fish should be stocked based on a reasonable estimate of their full growth, not on their size at purchase.

Most well-maintained koi ponds will support 1″ of fish per ten gallons of water.

Though some koi in the largest ponds will grow to 36″, we recommend using an average of 21″.

 

How long does it take for a koi fish to grow to full size?

The oldest koi was 226 when it died in the 1970s indeed one of the longest living vertebrate ever recorded) was a beautiful scarlet coloured female Koi called ‘Hanako’ (pronunced hah-nah-koh; translated as ‘Flower Maid’).

it can take more than 10 years to get to full size.

Basically if you raise them the cheap American way, in a backyard pond or a mini pool at a Chinese restaurant, you can expect to keep them for about 30 years and get foot long fish.

Can I keep a koi fish in a tank?

Koi are cold water pond fish, descended from carp. … Keep koi in large aquariums for a few months at a time.

If you live in an apartments, you may have to keep koi in aquariums for their entire life.

That is possible, as long as you do not overcrowd the aquarium with too many koi.

What size tank does a koi fish need?

Koi grow quickly and get very large. Keep mature koi in an outdoor pond of at least 3 feet deep, with at least 50 gallons of water per fish. Young koi can be kept indoors in an aquarium of at least 29 gallons.

Can koi fish live with other fish?

Koi are generally peaceful. They may, however, pick on slow moving fish such as fancy goldfish.

Since they are cool water fish, they generally should not be housed in an aquarium with Tropical Fish.

Koi can be overwintered in the pond in most areas of the country if the water is at least 3 feet deep.

Can koi fish live without oxygen?

Koi breathe by pumping water over their gills to extract dissolved
oxygen from the pond water.

Depending on their activity level, koi require varying amounts of oxygen.

But depending on your fish load and pond size, plants and a
fountain often aren’t enough – especially during the summer

How much water do koi fish need?

We generally offer two rules of thumb regarding the number of koi in a pond. First, average water conditions will allow 1 inch of fish per 10 gallons of water (or 100 inches for a 1,000-gallon pond).

What’s the best food for koi fish?

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How long can koi fish go without food?

Many experienced fishkeepers routinely leave their charges for two
to three days without making any provisions for feeding.

Almost any fish can go that long without fish food (more about that later, as well).

Do koi fish grow to their tank size?

There is an element of truth to this, but it is not as innocent as it
sounds and is related more to water quality than tank size.

When properly cared for, goldfish will not stop growing. Most fishes are in fact what are known as indeterminate growers.

This means that, unlike humans, they grow until they die.

Can you keep koi with goldfish?

Kept well, goldfish can live in your pond for well over 15 to 20 years. If you have a very large pond, you can also keep goldfish and koi together.

If you have a large pond, you have the option of keeping koi. Koi can grow very large, up to 3 feet, and they can weigh up to 40 pounds.

Will Koi eat smaller fish?

Koi carp are unlikely to eat other large fish, including large goldfish. However, if something will fit in their mouths then they may well try to eat it! So smaller goldfish will be at risk. Koi will also eat fish eggs.

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How to keep koi fish alive in winter (Winterizing Your Koi Pond)

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how to keep a pond from freezing without electricity

how to keep a pond from freezing without electricity

Here are some answers from Quora.com

  • Mark Goodwillie-If you have a faucet and have public water, you can allow it to drip.

This brings in new water which comes from a pipe that is buried in the ground normally below the frost line.

That is the depth in your area that doesn’t freeze during the Winter.

Of course, in an extremely cold prolonged period, the ground can freeze to a deeper level and freeze your pipes.

If you have sunlight, put a container of water inside your car. The light will heat the air inside and keep the water from freezing.

 

Alex Rodd– One option is to put it near a source of heat. For instance, you could build a fire under a water tank or install steam tracing on a water pipe.

Another option is to insulate, although this can only delay freezing if the water is static.

If the water doesn’t need to be pure, you can mix it with another chemical to lower its freezing point.

A suitable antifreeze might be alcohol or glycol.

 

Barry Scheps-If you’re referring to the water in your PIPES, within a cool or poorly-insulated house…we used to shut off the water heater and allow the cold and hot water taps to run at a “trickle” whenever the temperature outdoors dropped into the teens or below.

That worked at my grandmother’s house during my childhood years!

If you don’t mind spending the money, you could also get your walls professionally insulated

(the insulation should be applied to the sides of the water pipes facing the OUTdoors or siding of the house!).
Naturally, this would also save you money in house-heating-cost

Winter is coming, and this will be the first Winter that you go through with your Koi pond.

Think of Winter as a down period for your pond, as less events happen during Winter then any other time.

However, there are special precautions that you need to take before Winter arrives, to ensure that your koi pond and fish survive.

Clean Up- Take about a weekend to completely go over your pond. Clean up and unwanted bulk material in and around your pond.

Inside your pond, clean up all leaves, slit, and other material from the bottom.

Also, remove any plants or flowers that will not make it through the winter. Around the pond, clean up anything that can blow into your pond, as you are not likely to notice this debris until the end of winter.

Taking the time to make sure that as much debris is removed as possible will prevent potentially harmful bacteria and parasites in the future.

Stop Feeding- You must remember to stop feeding your Koi during the winter. When fall begins and the temperatures hover around 55 to 60 degrees, only feed once a day.

Once the temperatures drop below 50 degree for the first time, stop feeding completely. Even if the temperature goes above 50 degrees, still reframe from feeding your fish.

The majority of Koi fish, when healthy and the temperature is above 50 degrees, take at least four days to completely digest food.

If you mistakenly feed your fish to late the food will not digest and will end up killing your fish. Do not mistake you Koi as hungry when they open to their mouths to you.

This is more of a learned reflex then hunger. If you are concerned about not feeding them, remember that fish eat other things besides the food you provide them, especially if your pond contains a large amount of natural plant life.

If they are at all hungry and you are not feeding them, they will fill up on this.

Check Up- Do you seasonal check up on all your equipment. This includes everything from your koi pond filtration system to your store of preventable medications.

Since the majority of ponds in the world lie dormant during the Winter, you are less likely to be able to find the products you need.

Make sure your emergency kit is ready and up to date, which should include medications, bags, nets, and your water testing kits.

Prepare For Cold Weather- Prepare for cold weather by investing in the items you will need during the summer.

Koi have been known to withstand constant temperatures as low 39 degrees, and temperatures slightly lower then 39 degrees, for short periods of time.

When buying a heater, remember to research what size you will need to adequately heat your pond during the winter, otherwise ice will still form, causing potentially dangerous amounts of gas in the water, due to it being trapped under the ice.

In extreme events, it may be a good idea to have an emergency tank inside available.

Turn Off All Water Sources- In colder temperatures, your koi pond heater will be working hard to maintain a water temperature suitable enough to keep your fish alive.

If you have water features such as waterfalls, streams, or constant moving fountains, make sure to turn them off during Winter.

These features will circulate water and constantly bring new, and cold water into your pond. With these switched off, the only water that your heater will be responsible for is the standing water in your pond.

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Winters can be harsh in places where koi originate, and today’s established koi varieties are hardy enough to spend
the winter in an outdoor pond in all but the coldest climates.

An outdoor koi pond must be sufficiently deep, however, to ensure that the fish will not become trapped in any ice
that forms.

Pond heaters can help to prevent the surface from freezing over. As water temperatures drop, koi spend more time at the bottom of the pond, and start to eat less.

Young fish may be better housed in an aquarium over the winter, since spending time in this torpid state temporarily
slows their rate of growth.

Hot weather also brings its hazards. Increasing water temperature can reduce the amount of oxygen in the koi pond to dangerously low levels.

Evaporation increases and the pond is likely to require regular refilling with dechlorinated
water.

Fish should be checked more regularly for signs of disease in summer because infectious agents can multiply more quickly in warm weather.

Screening may also be required in very hot weather, to provide shade over the pond and so help to prevent pale-colored fish from suffering sunburn Canopies fashioned from bamboo matting on wooden supports are a popular
decorative option for this purpose

 

how to keep a pond from freezing without electricity How do you keep a pond from freezing?

The snow, ice, and surrounding earth will help insulate your pond from the frigid air. De-Icer:

If your pond threatens to freeze completely, you may need to install a de-icer to keep at least part of the water above freezing.

Your koi fish will need a few feet of liquid water in the pond throughout the winter.

 

how to keep a pond from freezing without electricity  What happens to the fish in a pond when it freezes?

It is true that some fish can spend the winter frozen in ice and come out swimming once the ice melts.

Not all fish get caught in the ice, of course. Ponds and lakes freeze from the top down, meaning that beneath the icy surface there is usually a layer of liquid water where fish swim

How deep does a koi pond need to be for the winter?

A pond for goldfish or water lilies need be only about 2 feet deep for zones 5 or greater.

Ponds built in colder areas may need more depth to keep the pond from freezing solid.

Ponds built for koi should be close to three feet or deeper to allow these larger fish enough space.

What happens to the fish in a pond when it freezes?

It is true that some fish can spend the winter frozen in ice and come out swimming once the ice melts. Not all fish get caught in the ice, of course.

Ponds and lakes freeze from the top down, meaning that beneath
the icy surface there is usually a layer of liquid water where fish swim

Do you keep pond pump on in winter?

If you are in a region that does not get below-freezing temperatures
very often, you safely can leave the pond pump running all winter.

Even in a very cold climate, reasons may exist to leave the pump running. Keeping a pond pump running in winter, however, requires some winter maintenance.

At what temperature does a pond freeze?

Liquid fresh water achieves its maximum density at a temperature of 4 °C (40 °F).

This means that a pond or lake cannot freeze until the entire body
of water is cooled to 4 °C. Only then can the upper surface of the water cool to below 4 °C, and then eventually freeze.

Can koi fish survive in a frozen pond?

Koi are capable of surviving through an entire winter in a frozen
pond, provided their water has sufficient oxygen.

Poor-quality water will not sustain koi if they are frozen on top, as
they will not be able to surface in order to breathe.

Survival under ice is possible for koi; many wild populations do so.

Do fish die when the water freezes?

It is true that some fish can spend the winter frozen in ice and come out swimming once the ice melts. Not all fish get caught in the ice, of course.

Ponds and lakes freeze from the top down, meaning that beneath
the icy surface there is usually a layer of liquid water where fish swim.

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Koi Fish jewelry meaning in Japan is good fortune or luck they also are associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, the Koi fish symbolize good luck, abundance, and perseverance. Symbolic in Buddhism is to represent courage.koi fish jewelry Today the koi fish are considered to be symbolic of advancement materially and spiritually. That is why to bring you more luck wear a koi fish necklacekoi fish pendant and koi fish earrings.

According to Japanese legend, if a koi fish succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.

Another legend states that the koi climb the waterfall bravely, and if they are caught, they face their death on the cutting board bravely like a samurai. In Japan, the word koi refers primarily to the wild variety. As a result, many of the country’s symbolic meanings for the fish refer to the wild variety instead of the fish species as a whole. One of the primary reasons the fish is symbolic in Japanese culture is because it is known for swimming upstream no matter what the conditions are. These fish are even said to swim up waterfalls. This is viewed as an absolute show of power because they will continue to swim upstream as if on a mission. They cannot be distracted or deterred by anything. Koi’s swimming downstream are considered bad luck.

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2nd Buglasan Koi Show 2017 you need to know

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PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
October 20-22, 2017

DAY 1 – October 20, 2017

9:00 AM – 12:00 MN – Ingress and Benching of Koi

DAY 2 – October 21, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies
Invocation
Philippine National Anthem
Lalawigan kong Mahal
Welcome Address
Special Message
Intermission Number
Cutting of Ribbon

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Judging

8:00 PM – Meet and Greet with Fish Keepers
(A Night of Food, Party, and Games!)

DAY 3 – October 22, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Lecture on the Diversity of
Wildlife in Negros Oriental
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Koi Keeping Talk
with Briexcell Martinez

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Awarding and Closing Ceremony

An Invitation to a Koi Keeper. .

Greetings!

Buglasan – The annual celebration of the “Festival of Festivals” in Negros Oriental is also the perfect season to celebrate the Koi Keeping Hobby in the Province. Koi are considered to be the most popular fresh-water ornamental pond fish and are often referred to as the “living jewels” of the fish keeping hobby.
Koi breeding has been popular in the Philippines and Negros Oriental is no exception. In fact, as the number of Koi breeder increases, the more people are getting into Koi keeping.
Consequently, with the demand of obtaining the highest quality of Koi, the Dumaguete Koi Club (DKC) was established in 2016. With the initiatives of its members, DKC successfully held its 1st Buglasan Koi Show last October 19-22, 2016 at Robinsons Place Dumaguete. The event was participated not only by the Koi enthusiasts of Negros Oriental but also by neighbouring cities like La Carlota City, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, and Cebu City.
The purpose of the Koi Show is not only to showcase the beauty of Koi but also to encourage camaraderie among the Koi Keepers of Negros Oriental.
This year, we will take another step to showcase the Koi Keeping hobby and the Buglasan Koi Show is the best platform. In partnership with All Philippine Koi Society (APKS) and its international affiliate, the South East Koi Club of England we are challenged to raise the standards of Koi Keeping in Negros Oriental.
More so, we would like to invite everyone to join the Dumaguete Koi Club to celebrate the passion for Koi Keeping in the 2nd Buglasan Koi Show 2017.
We thank you for your continuous support!

BYRON M. REGALADO
KOI SHOW EVENT ORGANIZER

 

AWARDS

MAJOR AWARDS

Grand Champion A (Gosanke)
Grand Champion B (Non-Gosanke)
Reserve Grand Champion
Adult Champion (45 cm and over)
Young Champion (31 cm – 40 cm)
Baby Champion (30 cm & under)

MINOR AWARDS                                                   VARIETY AWARDS

Best in Size 50Bu and over (over 45cm)               Best in Kohaku
Runner-Up in Size 50Bu and over (over 45cm)   Best in Taisho Sanshoku
Best in Size 45Bu (41 cm – 45 cm)                           Best in Showa Sanshoku
Runner-Up in Size 45Bu (41 cm – 45 cm)              Best in Shiro Utsuri
Best in Size 40Bu (36 cm – 40 cm)                          Best in Bekko
Runner-Up in Size 40Bu (36 cm – 40 cm)              Best in Hi/Ki Utsurimono
Best in Size 35Bu (31 cm – 35 cm)                              Best in Asagi/Shusui
Runner-Up in Size 35Bu (31 cm – 35 cm)                  Best in Koromo/Goshiki
Best in Size 30Bu (26 cm – 30 cm)                            Best in Kawarimono
Runner-Up in Size 30Bu (26 cm – 30 cm)              Best in Hikari
Best in Size 25Bu (21 cm – 25 cm)                             Best in KinGinRin
Runner-Up in Size 25Bu (21 cm – 25 cm)                 Best in Tancho
Best in Size 20Bu (16 cm – 20 cm)                            Best in Doitsu
Runner-Up in Size 20Bu (16 cm – 20 cm)
Best in Size 15Bu (15 cm & under)
Runner-Up in Size 15Bu (15 cm & under)

SPECIAL TROPHIES

Judge #1 Choice Award
Judge #2 Choice Award
Judge #3 Choice Award
Jumbo Award (Biggest Koi)
Shimegai Award (Smallest Koi)

Judges

  • Richard Tan
    Philippine Koi Judges
    Association
    Cagayan De Oro
  • Briexcel Martinez
    Head Judge
    All Philippine Koi Society
    Cebu City
  • Rhonel Lunzaga
    Philippine Koi Judges
    Association
    Leyte

 

KOI SHOW RULES AND GUIDELINES

ENTRY

1. This is an invitational and open koi show. The entrants are expected to accomplish and sign the koi entry form. Entrants are required to submit their entry form a week before the koi show so the committee can prepare in advance the necessary number of vats needed.
2. Koi registration (benching) will be from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight on October 20, 2017. No fish will be accepted after the said benching schedule except allowed by the Benching Committee.
3. On the 20th of October (benching period), entrants can bring and use their own air pumps/compressor for their fish but on the 21st of October (judging period), all pumps will be replaced with aerators provided by the Show Committee.
4. FEE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. Registration fee is 1 Koi-P350.00, 2 Koi-P600.00, 3 Koi-P750.00 and P200.00/koi for additional entries. Reserved Vat is P300.00. A vat should only contain 3 Koi if size is above 30cm and 6 – 9 Koi if below 30cm. There will also be common vats (FREE) intended for the entrants who opt not to rent an exclusive vat.
5. The KOI ENTRY FORM must be completely filled out, signed and full payment of entry fees be made prior to fish being accepted into the show.
6. Photos of the Koi will be taken at the registration.

DELIVERY AND REMOVAL OF KOI

1. For the protection and health of your fish, feeding should be discontinued for a minimum of 5 days prior to the show.
2. Entrants must remain at the registration area until all paper works is done for registration and their fish have been benched and released into their appropriate vat.
3. Fish deemed to be showing signs of disease, significant injury, or deformity will NOT BE ALLOWED to join the show. New injuries considered temporary may be allowed by the judges.

KOI SHOW RULES AND GUIDELINES

 

4. The Benching Committee will measure and classify each fish.
5. Fish will be on display for the whole duration of the show.
6. Fish may be removed from the show site after the release approval announced by the Benching Committee.
7. Any decision made by the Screening and Benching Committees is FINAL. They will decide any contingencies not covered by these rules.

JUDGING

1. Judging will start from 1:00PM on October 21, 2017.
2. Prior to judging, all fish will be reviewed by the Benching Committee for disease and significant injury and to assure the fish are entered in the proper size and category. No one other than the judges and the fish handlers will be allowed inside the show area.
3. Judging is open to silent viewing. Comments or questions from the audience and even to the fish handlers are not allowed unless asked by any of the judges for information.
4. BEFORE JUDGING: Anyone wishing to inspect his/her personal fish must first ask the approval of the Show Coordinator. NO ONE is allowed to handle any fish except the judges and the fish handlers during judging.
5. The decision of the Judges is FINAL.

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**For questions and inquiries you may contact:

JOSEPH A. BINGHAY
0917 254 2333
[email protected]

ALAN R. ELMAN
0917 659 4310
[email protected]

BYRON M. REGALADO
0905 570 7297
[email protected]

 

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Water Features for Your Garden Pond

The conventional swimming pool has been the prominent feature in many gardens, but that is not the only option. Depending on the space, you can incorporate water features to improve the whole look of your outdoors. There are so many options available that almost everyone will find one to suit their personal tastes.

 Waterfall

A trip to the national park might have triggered the desire to have something similar closer home. It may be impossible to recreate Niagara Falls in your backyard but with some creativity, you can get a private waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. You need two or more pools in the garden to achieve a waterfall and are free to orchestrate the course of your waterfall. Home-based waterfalls are usually incorporated into natural or man-made boulders.

 Ponds and Pond Plants

These are for the nature lover as you can have it populated with fish as well as attractive pond plants. It can be cleankoi pond water features and empty to provide simple pleasure to the eye, or you can decide to go with the limitless customizations available in the market. But before you choose a garden pond design to match your space, there are number of things you need to bear in mind:

  • Whether you want exotic or native water plants
  • Depth of water, for example for water lilies the depth should be from 10cm -1.2m
  • Purchases should be quarantined before introduction

It is considered good practice to go for plants that give contrasts not only in foliage but also variation in flowering. Some of the recommended pond plants ideas include;

  • Submerged plants – essential to the health of the pond since they provide oxygen as well as cover for aquatic life. These include Anacharis, Cabomba and many more
  • Floating plants – no need for soil anchorage. Apart from adding likeness on the surface of the pond, they also remove nutrients from fish waste as well as uneaten food with their roots. These are plants like water hyacinth, common frogbit, parrot feather and water velvet
  • Marginal plants – provide attractive view by softening the harsh outlines of the pond. These are placed on the shallow areas of the pond and includes plants like iris, cattail, arrowhead plant and umbrella palm

 

Hot tub or spa

These seem more functional but placed in the right spot, a hot tub can become the focal point in any garden. There are some hot tubs that are built to look like small ponds for some extra flair and you can even add waterfalls to them. You can have a shed or gazebo housing the hot tub for a feeling of privacy and extra protection from the glaring sun. 

Fountainskoi pond water features

The musical sound that water makes as it comes from a fountain and lands on the surface below is comparable to none. It has a therapeutic touch to all the senses and thankfully a fountain can be in a small garden too. Garden fountains add moisture to the air on hot days, which is great for the plants around it. The further up a fountain goes; the more space it will take up in your garden so be sure to get the measurements right to avoid making a mess. Size, style, and materials for the ideal fountain are only limited by your skills, purchasing power, and creativity.

 

Stream

It is possible to create a private stream in your garden but make sure it is properly positioned. Level land or a slight slope is perfect to get the water trickling. To create the right stream for your garden, do some research to be sure that your property can handle it. This is an exciting water feature to have as you can landscape around it to make a stunning display of your garden.

Homeowners can tap into their creativity to design private water features in the garden but the effect is even better with help from professionals. They can recommend the best plants to grow around your waterbody, help you choose the right fish for the pond and suggest ideal design ideas for your space. If you have a water feature, it is advisable to incorporate retractable shade screens Phoenix for a great view from your home.

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koi to the world  Raising Koi for Profit

If you started your Koi pond with the intentions of selling Koi and
making money, you must understand the koi market.

Selling Koi is something like selling coins from a coin collection. Common coins sell for less than the rare ones do! Into which one of these markets do you intend to market your koi?

If you choose to sell the rare and special Koi, you are going to need
a lot of experience and a good sized investment in order to be able
to compete with the vendors that are already selling their prized koi.

Genetics 101
Hopefully, you are aware that you cannot take just any two Koi, put
them together, and expect to get a batch of champion Koi for your efforts.

You may wind up with 500,000 fry that are the color of mud, and good luck selling them!
You must breed like to like in order to produce Koi that people will want to buy.

It is a good idea to do some investigating, and find out what Koi variety is the most popular where you live. For example, in the United States, the metallic Koi are extremely popular.

In order to breed what sells in America, you might want a trio of
the Utsuri variety and the Hikarimoyo-mono variety in order to
capitalize on this craving for fish bling!

In dog breeding, if you breed two poodles together, the outcome of that breeding will be poodles.

The same is true with the Koi. For example, you must breed Kohaku to Kohaku in order to get that variety.

There are people who enjoy crossbreeding the Koi that are of the
Kawarimono variety to see what they get, but you should not
depend on this idea to provide yourself with baby Koi to sell.

Think of this combination more as an experiment, to be done after
you have become proficient at breeding.

Sources for Quality Koi
In order to make a profit from selling Koi, you are going to need to
locate a source for nice, healthy breeding Koi that are of good quality.

Most of the people who sell Koi in a location other than a storefront are breeders themselves.

Realize that it is going to cost you more to breed your own Koi and
sell them than it would to buy quality Koi in bulk from a trusted vendor, and then resell them.

Expect to pay a nice sum for the sexually mature Koi that will soon be ready to spawn.

Koi as a Package Deal
Many of the people who are interested in Koi are suppliers of pond
equipment, or are so experienced in either the building of Koi ponds or equipment supply.

These people have chosen to sell their Koi as part of a package deal
that includes a supply of equipment for a Koi pond, or the building of a Koi pond to go along with the fish. Often, this can get you an exceptionally good price on a group of young Koi.

Learning to Ship Koi
You will also need to learn the ins and outs of shipping Koi unless
you are certain that you are only going to sell them locally.

You may well want to reconsider that choice as you become more experienced in all things Koi.

You could also take advantage of the packing and shipping
expertise that is shared by members of a Koi club in your area.

Koi Competitions
In order to become better known in the Koi world, you may want to enter your Koi into one or more Koi competitions.
You would need fish that are as near to perfect an example of their type as possible.

The color of the Koi must be just right, and size will also makes a difference.

When it comes to a Koi show, color and size are used to classify the fish for the competition.

You can find shows both hear to your home as well as far away by
perusing fish magazines, or doing a search online for Koi competitions.

Some shows are free, while other shows require an entry fee. You
may also be asked to join a Koi organization that is sponsoring a
show before you will be allowed to exhibit your fish.

A Koi competition can also give you valuable feedback on your Koi. Comparing your fish to those of others can help you to see any flaws your fish may have.

On the other hand, you may see quality in your fish that you were not aware of. Be careful of buying fish at a Koi competition.

They are stressed out, and many may harbor parasites. You are taking a chance with your money and the health of your fish at home when you buy a Koi you are unsure of.

Selling Your Koi
You have probably figured out that selling Koi is not quite as simple
as it looks when you see people in a pet store buying fish.

You will not be standing with a smile over a holding tank of fish,
netting them out as crowds of people clamor to buy their favorite! Selling Koi can take a lot of time and effort.

You are going to need a good-sized holding tank for the young fish you want to sell.

Quarantine for Your Own Sake – And Your Fish
Moving fish from one setting to another can be stressful.

If you purchased Koi from a dealer and plan to resell them, you will
want to place these fish in quarantine before you sell them to others.

Sometimes these fish will have parasites, which can cause them do
develop a bacterial infection.

Both of these maladies are contagious to other fish. Stress can also kill Koi. Even Koi of your own breeding can be stressed when moved from their familiar tank to another one.

If you are planning on breeding Koi, you are going to need a lot of
room outdoors for quarantine tanks or ponds, nursery tanks or
ponds, breeding tanks or ponds, and hospital tanks or ponds.

After you have been in Koi for a while, you will probably come up
with a few more reasons to have multiple places at your disposal to keep Koi in.

Never Sell a Sick Fish
It would be difficult to maintain a good business if you were to sell sick fish to your customers.

Some vendors do not want to take the time to wait out a quarantine period of any length.

They are in a hurry to get back the money they spent on the koi they are reselling.

This is why it is better to raise and sell your own Koi. Even though it may take longer for you to get started, you will be glad you waited.

If you choose to sell fish you have bred yourself, then you will need to cull the young koi.

Any of them who have an off color, poor markings, or some sort of a deformity should definitely be culled.

Do not feel too bad about doing this! You would not want to take the chance of one of your fish being accidently bred, and passing on its genetic defect.

When selling Koi that you have bred yourself, it is up to you to
maintain an environment for them that is as stress free as possible. Keep an eye on the Koi you have for sale, and remove any of them that show one or more of the following signs –
• Sitting on the bottom of the tank or pond with its fins tightly clamped
• Sunken eyes
• Listlessness, swimming half-heartedly
• An ulcer anywhere on the fish
• Blood streaks on the fins of a fish
• Fins that have started to rot away

Most people start out selling Koi in their own town. You may have friends and family who own water gardens, and have admired your Koi.

While you will not be able to sell too many Koi in this manner,
people will spread the word about your fish all over town, which may very well bring you some customers.

Selling Your Koi on eBay
You may decide to concentrate on selling your Koi on the Internet.
This gives you the advantage of allowing your potential customers
to see photos of your koi and ask questions about them before they decide to buy them.

People are able to bid on the Koi they like, and the highest bidder gets the Koi.

Selling online may suit you and your schedule much better than
having people come to your home at odd hours looking for Koi to buy.

Other Online Sites for Selling Koi
Other auction sites online deal in tropical fish and supplies. A little research would probably unearth an auction for nothing but Koi and Koi supplies.

You can also post online want ads to tell interested people what you have for sale.

If you can, choose a want ad that allows you to show photos of your fish.

In the United States, Craigslist is a good place to sell young Koi. Each large city has its own Craigslist, and many of the ads can be placed for free.

Some of the online sites such as Fish.com have their own rules that the seller must follow.

They usually have a “delivered alive” guarantee, which tends to
make people feel more secure about buying online.

Shipping Your Koi
You must make sure that you have come up with a foolproof
method of shipping as well as a couple of alternate plans before you
attempt to send a live fish halfway across the country.

The exact method will depend on the –
• Size of the Koi
• The season of the year
• Your climate, and the climate of the location where you are sending the Koi
• How long it will take the package with the Koi to arrive at its destination

How to Pack Koi for Shipping
Most of the time, you will want to pack the Koi in a plastic bag filled about halfway with water.

A canister of aquatic oxygen should be on hand so you can place a couple of generous blasts into the bag.

This insures that the Koi has enough oxygen to last it until it arrives at its new home.

During the winter, there are special heat packs you can use to provide warmth to the fish.

There are also ice packs to use during a hot summer.
From the outside, the box you pack the Koi in should look just like any package.

It is not wise to arouse the curiosity of anyone who may come into
contact with the box, for people have been known to tear into
packages to see what is inside if they think it may be an item they would like to have.

Seeing a fish inside a plastic bag, the majority would toss the box in the trash.

This is not what you want to happen to your precious Koi.
The best thing to do when shipping Koi is to use a package delivery
company that can deliver packages overnight.

In the United States, you have your choice of FedEx and United Parcel Service. Both offer Next-Day Delivery, and are an excellent method for shipping Koi too far away places.

The Koi may be one of the only products that increase in value from one year to the next.

You may decide to raise your young Koi for another year or so in order to be able to sell them for more money.

You can also get a better idea of a young Koi’s pattern and
coloration if you do not rush to sell it as soon as it becomes old enough.

Letting your Koi overwinter in a pond with a mud base can reveal some lovely fish to sell come spring!

Breeding Koi can be extremely rewarding in spite of all the pitfalls that may pop up along the way.

The first time you see a batch of fry from your own breeding trio, you will be amazed at their sheer number.

As they grow, you will have a hard time keeping yourself from just camping out beside the Koi pond 24/7.

This is just how fascinating baby Koi can be!

How much is a full grown koi fish worth?

It is also true that certain varieties of koi are more expensive than others. A high-quality 6-inch (a white fish with large red patches) may cost $3000.

A high-quality oghon (basically a golden, metallic-colored fish) of
the same size may cost $100.

Can I sell koi fish?

The koi fish itself varies in price. … While that may seem like a lot for one fish, some breeders will pay an astronomical$20,000 for a highly prized adult koi.

Younger koi around four inches can sell for $10 or less for less serious koi owners. But pricing varies everywhere

How much is a large koi fish worth?

It is also true that certain varieties of koi are more expensive than others. A high-quality 6-inch (a white fish with large red patches) may cost $3000.

A high-quality oghon (basically a golden, metallic-colored fish) of
the same size may cost $100.

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