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You need to know (Hand Feeding Your Koi) make you absolutely happy actually

You need to know (Hand Feeding Your Koi) make you absolutely happy actually

how to make koi friendly One of the best features of Koi fish  is their lack of fear for humans. Once the Koi understand that you are not going to harm them, and that you are the one who provides them food, they will likely eat right out of your hand with the right training how to tame koi fish. Hand feeding can be one of the funniest and most entertaining experiences.

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Koi fish are none-aggressive fish. Koi do not have teeth, so you will not get bit if you decide to attempt to feed your Koi out of your hand.

This even allows you to get smaller children involved. Smaller children will be delighted by the beautiful colors and gentle nature of the Koi.

Koi, like any other wild animal, will naturally be afraid of you in the beginning.

Instincts tell them to be afraid of you, which is what keeps them alive in the wild.

You must build up trust with your Koi, and this takes time and patience. You will not be able to hand feed over night.

Koi are omnivorous fish, which means they will eat both meat and plants.

This means that their diets are very versatile.

Koi will eat pretty much anything that you put in the pond with them, no matter if it is good for them or not.

Since Koi do not have a sense of what is bad and good for them, as their owner you must control their snack diet. Another potential problem is over feeding koi fish treats. Again, Koi  fish do not have the knowledge to know when to stop eating, and weight issues may come from overfeeding none nutritional foods. The healthiest treats for Koi are what they would find naturally in their ponds, such as earthworms and tadpoles, but it will not hurt to feed Koi treats such as lettuce, bread, fruit, and veggies. You should pay special attention to the certain foods such as corn, beans, and grapes, as they contain an outer casing, which cannot be properly digested if swallowed by Koi. If you must feed this type of foods to your Koi, be sure to completely remove the outer casings before giving it to your Koi.

The trick is to start slow. Never make any sudden movements, as this will scare even the most trusting of fish. It will be best to begin hand training your fish from the very moment you get them, but it is not impossible to train a fish that you have had for a while either. Begin by placing a few pellets or snacks in your hand and submerging your hand under water. Slowly allow the food to fall out of your hand into the water. The Koi fish  may not seem to be paying by attention, but rest assured that they are aware of your hand, and are aware that you hand is providing the food. Do this for a couple of days.

After you have dropped the food into the koi pond for a couple of days, and have gained the interest of your Koi, begin making the fish remove the food from your hand. If the Koi refuse to take the food from your hand, do not feed them that day. You will not stare your fish in this process. They will quickly get the idea that if they want to eat, they must get the food from you. Doing this everyday will get them comfortable with you.

Once you have the fish eating out of your hand, then you can start getting your Koi to eat the food directly from your fingers. If the Koi will not take the food out of your fingers, do not feed them that day. Food is your number one motivator when it comes to wild animals, and no fish will simply stare itself because it is unsure of the situation.

Once your koi  fish are comfortable with hand feeding, you can alternate between hand are regular feeding. If you are in a rush, there is no reason to attempt to take the time to hand feed. Also, once you get your Koi taking food from your hand, be careful when allowing visitors to feed your fish. Always supervise children and adults alike, making sure that they are feeding the fish proper foods, and not making any sudden movements that will scare the fish.

koi feeding ring This floating 12″ ring isolates food so you can easily view your fish as they eat. It can also be used to keep floating plants out of your skimmer.

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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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how to build a koi pond made up of tarpaulin fish pond(trapal)

Me building trapal pond tarpulin fish pond 

how to build a koi pond made up of tarpaulin fish pond (trapal)

how to build a koi pond. (trapal pond)is the Favorite choice of poor man’s koi fish keeper and koi fish breeders here in the Philippines.

It is easy to build though it won’t last long at least you can enjoy using it for years if proper maintenance and care are done.

Pro Tip on how to make your Trapal koi pond last long.

  • Make sure it will not have direct sunlight install roofing to your trapal koi pond the best roofing material is plastic cover in order for the sunlight can penetrate but will not damage the trapal koi pond.
  • If possible the koi pond should be dug not above the ground it will protect the trapal koi pond from sun damage and unstable temperature that will make it deteriorate fast
  • Make sure that the water level should be at the topmost level of the pond the water protect it from harmful sunlight rays that will deteriorate it faster.

Here is another video of my trapal koi pond that I built with bamboo frame.

Here below is the photo of trapal that are used as pond liner for most koi keepers and other fish keepers in the Philippines.

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how to build a koi pond

How to build trapal koi pond

  1. Build the trapal koi pond frame it is up to you what materials are you going to use bamboo or wood. You can also dig the ground if you prefer not to build trapal koi pond frame. I highly recommend this since it will make your trapal last longer than raised koi pond design.
  2. After you are done with the frame or dug a hole in the ground check the grounds if there are any sharp objects like stones, nails, roots of the trees etc and then add protection like carton or newspaper.
  3. Now layout the trapal in the frame or earthen hole koi pond fold each edge to ensure that there are no sides that are stretching
  4. After they are now in place secure them with u nails to stick them if you are using bamboo or wood frame for the earthen koi pond place stones to each edge to hold the trapal.
  5. add water and then install also your filtration system my suggestion is used airlift filtration system it is cheaper in power consumption, your safe for any electrical shock and does not clog up like the submersible pump.
  6. After your filtration system is installed run it for a week before adding your koi fish.

Here is the video on how to properly fold the edges of the trapal to make it smooth and no hanging parts on its side watch here

Here is a video of a simple demonstration how the airlift pump works you can google to find designs in airlift filtration system in the meantime check out my video below