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koi pond needs oxygen since koi fish consumed all the disolve
oxygen in the koi pond also helps promote the health of your koi
pond read this article to understand aeration

Your Koi need oxygen to breathe, just like you. Aeration places oxygen in the water so that the fish can breathe it in through their gills.

If there is no aeration, there will be no oxygen, and the fish will die.
If you are keeping too many koi in a small pond, or if there is an
overgrowth of algae, oxygen levels are rapidly depleted.

Waterfalls
You have probably seen koi ponds that feature a beautiful waterfall. Pretty as it is to look at and to hear, that waterfall is not there for looks only.

The constantly moving water helps to aerate the pond. If a waterfall is not for you, plan to purchase an air pump.

This, along with one of the pond accessories that bubbles, can help you to get oxygen into your koi pond.

solar pond aerator

solor pond aerator

SOLAR POND AERATORS
Solar Pond Aerators are a great way to aerate in area’s where you don’t have access to power or wind.

The Solar Pond Aeration systems offered by Outdoor Water
Solutions are the best in the Industry.

We can provide more details on each unit and can even help you
design the best solar aeration system for your needs.

We offer a choice of two different solar pond aeration systems. A battery backup solar aeration system is designed to operate 24/7.

The Direct Drive solar pond aerators are a much lower cost and operate when you have sunlight.

Both solar aeration systems work great depending on your pond’s needs.

We have customers who use a combination of wind & solar
aeration or even wind and electricity using our innovative control
box to regulate the systems. learn more here

 

What is the purpose of a pond aerator?

Natural resource and environmental managers are often challenged
by problems caused by lake and pond stratification.

The main purpose of aeration is to increase and stabilize the
amount of dissolved oxygen in the entire water column and this has
a widespread effect on many different aspects of pond and lake health.

How do I get oxygen into my pond?

Add a Pond Air Pump. A very simple way to add oxygen to the pond is to add an air pump.

Turn on Your Fountain or Add One. A very easy way to add some oxygen into the water is to introduce a fountain or turning your existing one on.
Spray Water in With Your Hose.

Does a pond need aeration?

Aeration boosts dissolved oxygen levels. Oxygen is needed from
pond water aeration to sustain your fish, but it is also needed by your beneficial bacteria.

Aeration is important because without oxygen, your pond will go
into an anaerobic state.

How much does a pond aerator cost?

The average annual cost ranges from a low of $150.00 for a
windmill aerator to $775.00 for a high quality electric aerator taking
into consideration all annual costs + depreciation over a given products life expectancy.

Each of these options has a place depending on what the objectives are for a given body of water.

Why do fish gulp at the surface of pond?

If your koi are coming to the surface of the pond to gulp for air, they’re doing more than just saying hi. … Due to a lack of aeration
or poor water quality, your pond’s water probably does not have
enough dissolved oxygen in it for the fish to “breathe,” so they’re gasping for oxygen from the air.

Do plants oxygenate water?

Oxygen dissolves into water from two sources: the atmosphere and from plants in the water.

The primary source of oxygen for a pond is from microscopic
algae (phytoplankton) or submerged plants.

In the presence of sunlight, these produce oxygen through
photosynthesis and release this oxygen into the pond water.

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Wild Betta Fish. The betta fishes are uniquely beautiful fish, and
they are found in unique environments, where other fish species
are unlikely to survive.

They are very colorful and beautiful fish, and you can find them on pet tanks at home.

Betta fish care is usually easy, which is why people prefer them as pets especially for their kids.

They are very territorial especially with their species as they prefer to be on their own.

The betta fish is unique fish, and they can breathe on water and out
of the water with a unique organ called the labyrinth.

This particular organ has enabled them to survive harsh conditions
as they can come to the surface and take in oxygen that will be enough for them.

Most fish species cannot survive in the harsh environment you will
find the betta fish, due to the reduced oxygen content, especially in the muddy water.

The betta fish is very beautiful with radiant color that makes them
stands out and looks attractive.

They are carnivores in nature and eat small animals like plankton,
mosquitoes, worms and other smaller species of animal.

The wide betta fishes are much more different than the regular betta.

Betta fish are mostly found in a warm climate, and they are predominantly found in the Asian region.

You can find betta fish in rice paddle, streams and water channels.

These environments are warm and not too big for the betta fish as
they are small and cannot easily compete with big species of fish in bigger water space.

The wild betta fish is usually much duller in color than most betta fish species.

The wild betta fish are typically brownish, and this can be attributed
to their ability to camouflage in muddy environments away from bigger prey.

This is one of their protective abilities that make it harder for them
to be sorted out in these muddy environments.

This does make it a little difficult in trying to catch them in the wild.

The wild betta fish also have smaller fins than the regular betta fish
which also enable them to stay safe in the wild.

With the smaller fins, they cannot easily be detected, and they can
swim easily through the rough water and don’t get trapped.

For a smaller animal, they can take care of themselves very well.

The male and female are very different, and you can easily distinguish them from one another.

The female wild betta fish is smaller in size and have smaller fins than the male betta fish.

The male betta fish are very protective of their territory that they
often chase away their female after laying eggs.

This is why two pet betta fishes in a tank usually fight each other often.

It is important to feed the betta fish regularly and keep them from eating their fins.

When they are hungry, they usually eat their fins, which is not healthy for the fish.

Eating their fins can lead to diseases as the betta fish becomes prone to infection.

 

Emerald-Green Betta

Betta smaragdina

Emerald green wild betta

ORIGINS Southeast Asia, present in Cambodia
(Kampuchea), Laos, and eastern parts of Thailand.
SIZE 21⁄4 in (7 cm).
DIET Prepared foods and livefoods.
WATER Temperature 75–82°F (24–28°C); soft
(50–100 mg/l) and acidic (pH 6.0–6.5).
TEMPERAMENT Males may quarrel.

The body of the male Emerald-Green Betta displays areas of red,
blue, and green.

The female is plainer, but will develop stripes as the time for spawning approaches.

Males can be mixed with unrelated fish, but if they are housed
together, they will fight, with potentially fatal consequences.

In the wild, Emerald-Green Bettas inhabit shallow areas of water
that flood during the wet season,and this flooding marks the onset of the breeding period.

A significant partial water change in their tank may thus trigger
spawning.The male builds a bubble-nest among vegetation.

After spawning, remove the female in case the male becomes
aggressive toward her, and leave the male to guard the nest, which contains up to 100 eggs.

Give the young fry food at first and then brine shrimp.

Mouth-Brooding Betta

Betta pugnax

Mouth-Brooding wild betta

ORIGINS Southeast Asia; occurs widely on the Malay
Peninsula.
SIZE 4 in (10 cm).
DIET Prepared foods and livefoods.
WATER Temperature 73–77°F (23–25°C); soft
(50–100 mg/l) and acidic (pH 6.0–6.5).
TEMPERAMENT Males likely to be pugnacious.

The appearance of these fish is highly variable, depending partly on
their origins and partly on their overall condition.

They tend to have a reddish-brown background color, with green
spots evident on the individual scales.

Cooler water conditions suit this mouth-brooder, which often
occurs in flowing waters.

The young are sexually mature by about six months.

Slim Betta

Betta bellica

slim betta wild betta

ORIGINS Southeast Asia, where its distribution is
centered on the Malay Peninsula.
SIZE 41⁄2 in (11 cm).
DIET Prepared foods and livefoods.
WATER Temperature 75–82°F (24–28°C); soft
(50–100 mg/l) and acidic (pH 6.0–6.5).
TEMPERAMENT Males only aggressive when breeding.

JAW SHAPE AND BREEDING

jaw shape and breeding

Head structure is a good guide to breeding habits in Betta species. The jaws of mouthbrooders are modified to provide more space in
the oral cavity for the developing brood.

As a result, the head is taller and the jawline less rounded, as seen in
this Krabi Mouth-Brooder (Betta simplex).

Bubble-nesting species have smaller heads, since they simply have
to pick up the eggs and transfer them to the nest.

The enlargement of the oral cavity in mouthbrooders only
develops when the fish become sexually mature, and it is only seen
in the sex that is responsible for brooding the young.

Wine-Red Betta

Betta coccina

Wine-red wild betta

ORIGINS Southeast Asia, present on Sumatra and the
southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.
SIZE 21⁄2 in (6 cm).
DIET Prepared foods and livefoods.
WATER Temperature 75–82°F (24–28°C); soft (50 mg/l)
and acidic (pH 5.0–6.0).
TEMPERAMENT Males are aggressive toward each other.

The Wine-Red Betta first became available to hobbyists in the 1980s.

The body color that gives the fish its name is restricted to the male; the female is decidedly brownish. Males must be kept individually, to prevent fighting.

Water quality is especially important for the health of this rather
delicate species, and peat filtration is advisable.

Up to 60 eggs form the typical brood, and both parents can be safely left with their young.

 

Crescent Betta

Betta imbellis

crescent wild betta

ORIGINS Southeast Asia, on the Malay Peninsula and
nearby islands, notably Phuket and Pinang.
SIZE 2 in (5 cm).
DIET Prepared foods and livefoods.
WATER Temperature 75–82°F (24–28°C); soft
(50–100 mg/l) and acidic (pH 6.0–6.5).
TEMPERAMENT Males may fight each other.

Male Crescent Bettas are more colorful than females, their brownish bodies displaying bluehues.

There are distinct regional variations, withfish from Pinang Island being yellowish in
color.

Male Crescent Bettas are far from docile,especially when in
breeding condition.

If well-fed,a pair of these bubble-nesting fish
will spawnseveral times in quick succession,producing as many as 150 eggs per batch.

How Does Wild Betta Fish Survive

For those that are not usually familiar with the betta fish, you may
be wondering how the betta fish survive in a warmer climate and their habitat such as the rice paddle.

The rice paddles usually go dry seasonally, so how does this betta fish survive these changes.

The betta fish developed the ability to breathe underwater and in the air. And we said this is made possible through the special organ they call labyrinth.

They can breathe the oxygen present in water or will swim to the
air to breath whenever the oxygen in the water reduces.

This gives them an advantage in the normal habitat where you can find them as the water is usually muddy.

The betta fish can also survive for a while in a dried up area.

This is because of the organ they possess to breathe oxygen in the air.

The small fins of the wild betta fish do make it difficult to be seen or noticed along with its muddy color brown.

This character does make it also difficult for us to capture these wild betta fish.

So why do people catch betta fish?

Betta fishes are usually captured for their beauty and are mostly kept as a pet. In the earlier years, the king of Thailand usually uses them as a sport.

They are used to stage fight because of their fighting abilities
especially when two males are kept in a tank.

And though they are not mostly kept for sports purposes nowadays, they are more being kept as a pet.

Catching a Wild Betta Fish beta fishing

If you want to catch a wild betta fish, you have to understand more about the fish.

You have to understand its habitat to know where you are going to go fishing for them.

You will also have to know about their body structure, so you do not
harm them in any way when you capture the or during transporting them.

You will need a kind of hand net or basket to catch a wild betta fish
and probably a small container filled with water to store them before you transport them.

You will not go to a freshwater environment if you are looking for a wild beta fish.

That is why you will need to understand more about the environment. As we said earlier, you can find these kinds of fish in the Asian regions or warm water environments.

So let’s look at the ways you can catch a wild betta fish!!!

The wild betta fishes are very defensive and evasive more than the normal betta fish.

You cannot easily spot them in the muddy water due to their brownish color.

This gives them a camouflage sense of security. And you cannot easily catch them with a line because of their sizes.

One of the ways you can catch a wild betta fish is to use a small hand net.

The wild betta fish are very small so that the hand net will be very tiny, so the betta fish does not escape out of the net.

Also, a smaller net will ensure that you do not hurt the fish especially when their fragile fun gets stuck.

Using Hand net to Catch Betta Fish

The wild betta fish are not easy to see in the muddy water as they
can easily camouflage with their brownish or muddy color.

So what you should do with the hand netball to comb the area in a tangent.

Since they are located in shallow water, you can move over the
water body with your boot as you use your hand net to comb the area.

Now, when you insert your net in the water, you raise it up and
watch as the water sips out and if they are wild beta fish, they will be stuck in the net.

So what you will do is to inspect the net and picked out any wild betta fish you found caught on the net.

You will have to transfer the betta fish you find from the net to a water container you carry along with you.

Wild betta fish can stay away from water for some time as they can take oxygen from the air.

But you will have to put them in the water as you may have to transport them for a long distance.

You should be careful when you picked the wild betta fish from the net and transported them to the water jar.

They are very fragile and can easily slip for your hand back to the water.

You should be very observant when searching the hand fishing net
as these fishes might be hiding behind leaves or small muddy
stones and you will have to throw them back to the water.

You have to do this in tangent to be able to comb the entire water body. It can be a long and enduring task as you go around the water body.

Catching Wild Betta Fish in Dried Land

You can find wild betta fish in dried up warm environment as they
can still breathe outside water with their labyrinth organ.

They can easily jump back to the water body. Thus you have to be fast if you want to catch them.

You can look out for wild beta fish as the rice puddle begins to dry
up and they stick around for awhile before moving on to the water body.

You can grab them with your hands easily since they cannot swim fast when in the drier environment.

You can still miss because they usually not as obvious when they camouflage like the mud.

They can be very obvious except when they jump.

So they are more difficult to catch on dry land than when they are in the water.

You can still carry your hand net along to help you trapped them especially when they are jumping around.

You can throw your net to cover the area you saw them jumped into and try and sort them out with your hands.

You should be very careful in picking out the wild betta fish from
dry land as they are very vulnerable when they are on dry land.

Spreading Net over a Considerable Length

You can spread a large net over a considerable length over a rice paddle farm and leave it for awhile.

When you come back, you can start picking out the wild betta fish caught in the net. T

hey usually got caught in the net as they move around the water body looking for food.

You should also understand that the wild betta fish usually comes to
the surface to take in oxygen as the muddy water usually lacks enough oxygen.

As they move up and down, they will get caught in the net, and
since the water body is not much deep, it will be easy to trap these wild betta fish.

This is a much easier way to catch the wild betta fish, and you can do this best when the water body is high and not dried up.

With casting the net over a larger area, you can catch more wild
betta fishes than using any other method to catch this fish.

Why Do We Catch Wild Betta Fishes

Wild betta fish have become more popular in recent times than
before, and they have also become scarcer.

You will find most homes with colorful betta fishes on their fish tanks as they are easy to feed and take care of as a pet.

Most parents usually give out betta fish as the first pet to their
young ones as a way of getting them to learn how to take care of an animal.

And because of the destruction of their habitation by man action
and other factors, the breeding of wild betta fishes are being
encouraged to keep the species from going extinct.

Most preservationists are worried that if we leave them in their
natural habitat, they may be destroyed along with their habitat environment being destroyed.

So what is being done is that they are being caught and breed in fish
tanks and this will help to keep the species non-extinct.

It has become a business for some as they catch these wild betta fish
and breed them in a tank and sell them when they start reproducing.

So it has become a bigger business selling these exotic fishes to those who want them in their homes.

The wild betta fish does thrive in particular environmental
conditions; they dwell better in a warm water environment

. They do not thrive at all in cold environment, and you should try
as much as possible to keep them warm especially when you have them in tanks.

One of the most advantageous things of having a wild betta fish as a
pet is that they can survive alone in the tank and as well as with other species of animal.

They usually have a problem with their specie and will fight with
another wild betta fish when placed in the same tank.

 

wild betta
Photo from reef2rainforest.com

Can you find betta fish in the wild?

Wild bettas live in shallow, freshwater areas. They prefer ponds, streams, canals and rice paddies, but they are also found in rivers.

They feed upon plankton, mosquitoes and insect larvae. Bettas are
known as fighting fish because two males in close proximity will
fight with one another for dominance.

What do betta fish eat in the wild?

Wild Betta fish are hardy and can eat almost anything in their
environments, including worms, larvae of mosquitoes or other
insects, and even smaller fish.

Their natural environment is often resource-limited, so many
Betta species have little choice of food.

Where are betta fish naturally found?

The betta comes from parts of Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and
Cambodia in the river basins of the Mekong and Chao Phraya rivers.

They are found in rice paddies and drainage ditches, river basins and small streams.

Do betta fish exist in the wild?

Wild bettas live in shallow, freshwater areas. They prefer ponds, streams, canals and rice paddies, but they are also found in rivers.

They feed upon plankton, mosquitoes and insect larvae. Bettas are
known as fighting fish because two males in close proximity will
fight with one another for dominance.

How long do betta fish live in the wild?

Also called Siamese Fighting Fish, bettas are very popular pets.

They can be easy to care for, and, under the right circumstances, they can live for several years.

Wild betta live, on average, two years. However, in captivity, with the right care, a betta can live four years or more.

wild betta species
Betta splendens, the species usually sold at big box pet stores, does
not exist naturally in the wild, and it is very popular in the aquarium hobby so it’s unlikely to go extinct.

Wild-type bettas of different species, however, are much more at risk.

Their habitat I’d shrinking and becoming polluted, and although
many people keep these other species of betta in aquariums as well
, they don’ have the domestic popularity to assure their survival.

Wild bettas outside of the betta splendens species are considered threatened.

wild betta fish natural habitat

Why are we discouraged from using rainwater for our aquariums
when the natural habitat of bettas experience rain throughout the year?

Very simple, because fish do not live in rain water!

Logically speaking – Yes lakes and ponds and river take rainwater…. but never rain water replace 100% of the original water body.

(Well maybe in some rare exceptional case but then even the
minerals in the ground would leech into the rain water).
So no fish live in rain water

Additionally

All fish depending on the specie, requires a certain degree of
minerals to live depending on the specie.

And rain water is somewhat just pure H20 with some
contamination from the air and completely lacking in minerals like calcicum, iron,….

In Amazon area where it rains really heavy + some area water just
stand there then you get a big body of water consist of mostly rain water.

In this case the water would be very soft but it still has some
minerals from the ground and tannis from decaying organics
matters, not pure rain water -> Which results in fish like Discus,
Angelfish prefer softer water with less minerals but MINERALS ARE STILL A MUCH AT A VERY LOW LEVEL.

Then we got place like malawi lake -> Less rain. lots of rocks and minerals => very hard water.

These fish will die for sure if they live in an environment with rain water.

So yes. Rain water can be used to substitute the practice of mixing
RO water with minerals/tap water to achieve softer water.

However be very careful with rainwater too because if the air is
polluted, the water will be contaminated with all sort of things you won’t know. So still its best to use RO water instead of rain water

Where do betta fish come from?

They come from Thailand! At least, that’s where it’s most commonly cited.

More broadly they come from Southeast Asia, so anywhere in the
area of Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam–you’ll find wild Bettas in any
part of the world that used to be called “Siam” (which is where we get the name “Siamese Fighting Fish”).

Wild Bettas live in the connected streams between rice paddies and
flood plains, and people started harvesting them in the 1800s to use in fish fights.

Pretty cruel, and unfortunately still a practice that probably exists
in some places, but eventually the bigger and more colorful ones
started being bred for aesthetic purposes, which led to the Bettas you find in pet stores today.

Domestic Bettas look very different now from wild ones, but they
didn’t manage or care to breed out the aggression, which is why we still have feisty little friends. 🙂

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koi pond filter is very important because without a filter is like living in a room full of shit

So this article will discuss the best practices in building a koi pond filter systems or a DIY koi pond filter

koi pond filter necessary if you want your koi to reach their full potential. You are probably thinking, “Wait a minute! I’m not sure I want to the amount of breeding that would require me to have to worry about all of this!”

Whether you just plan to sell off your excess koi in order to help to
offset some of the cost of keeping them, or you have grandiose
plans of developing a new variety of Koi right in your backyard
pond, you DO need to worry about aerating and filtering the water in that pond.

Treat Your Koi as Your Pet

The Koi you will be keeping in that pond should be considered as much of a pet as your dog or cat. As such, your fish deserve the best of care.

That includes water to swim in that has been filtered to remove any
harmful material and the waste products from the fish.

What would happen to your pond and to your koi if you decided to do without filtration?

• Your pond will very quickly turn a sickly shade of green due to algae build up in the water.
• Fish parasites enjoy murky, algae-filled water, as do other
creatures that may well harm your fish.

If just one fish in your pond is infected by a parasite or injured by
another creature in the water, the chances are good that all of your other koi will experience the same fate.

• Standing water that is full of algae and parasites really smells
horrible and looks pretty awful, too.

Do you really think your koi could live in all of that muck? Here is a hint – They cannot breathe or live in water like this.

Choose a Good Filtration System
You will definitely have to plan what kind of filtration you will use in your pond.

Do not try to save money by purchasing the cheaper filtration system.

You may well regret it if something goes wrong with the filter and causes you to lose all of your koi.

Most experts recommend that you choose a filter that is able to handle 33% of the total amount of water in the pond.

As an example, a pond that is capable of holding 3000 gallons of
water needs a filter that can circulate 1000 gallons of water.

If you must dip lower than this percentage in order to get a filter
you can better afford, you should not choose a filter that circulates less than 10% of the total water volume.

Your pond filtration system should consist of two types of filtration. These are –

  • Mechanical filtration
  • Biological filtration

How Filters Work
Mechanical filtration works by trapping debris and fish waste as
they flow through the water with the use of brushes, pads, sand, or small beads.

Biological filtration involves a natural method that changes the fish
waste into amalgams that will not hurt the fish.

All koi have ammonia in the excretions, and a build-up of ammonia can kill any fish.

Bacteria that are present in a biological filter change the ammonia
and nitrates in the pond water to nitrites, which are safe for koi.

Your filtration system will also need a pump. You have two choices of what type of pump to place in your koi pond.

The types of pumps available are –

  • Airlift pump
  • Subersible pump
  • Recirculating pump

The submersible pump is a good choice for a smaller pond. If your
pond will feature a waterfall, a submersible pump can be used to handle the volume of the waterfall alone.

A recirculating pump is usually what is used for good-sized ponds. They are sturdy and efficient, and most will serve you for a long time.

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how to build a koi pond If you are planning to breed koi fish , then you must start out on the right foot.

You cannot simply find someone who is selling koi, bring a few
back home with you, then toss them into a five-gallons of water
bucket and expect them to thrive in this “new home”.

Koi are hardy, but this treatment would certainly not be good for any fish, much less the Koi.

These fish have the potential to be very time consuming, but you
can curtail this somewhat by doing your homework before even purchasing a few Koi.

A Pond for You
If you want to keep koi, then you need a pond. It is best to build the
Biggest gallon pond you can afford, because these fish can grow in length
to reach twenty-four inches or even more.

You will also want to make sure that you have plenty of room for spawning when the time comes to breed your koi.

You may want to design your own pond, and do all the work needed to build it yourself.

You may want to hire someone to design and building a pond for you. You may decide to purchase a pond liner, filter, and pump from a dealer who specializes in fish ponds.

Formal or Informal?
One of the best ways to decide exactly what kind of pond you want is to look at what others have done to create theirs.

Keep in mind that you must decide on how large it will be, and
what shape will fit best in the area of your yard that you have selected for a pond.

Ponds can be formal, or informal, and it is up to you to decide which one of these styles will work best for you.

Pond Size Counts
Pond size is everything when keeping koi carp. Large koi or small, your
choice of size is going to affect how many koi you will be able to
keep, what kind of biological filtration system you will need to keep the pond
water fresh and clear, and how much time, effort, and money it will
cost you to do daily upkeep and routine maintenance on your pond.

Koi experts agree that if you enjoy koi enough to want to breed
them, you need to build the largest outdoor pond you can afford.

You certainly do not want to go to the time and expense of building
a pond (or having it built) only to have to build another one because your fish are outgrowing the first one!

Water feature Pond Depth and Width
Keep in mind pond owners that you need to consider not only how wide and long your pond will be, but also how deep is your pond water.

Long time breeders insist on ponds that are at least four feet deep,
as they claim the fish grow larger and have better conformation when living at this depth.

Koi also need a pond that is at least twelve feet in length, and has at
least one hundred forty square feet of water surface.

Once you see the number of fry that come from the first spawning
in your pond, you will understand why lots of room is essential!

You can certainly have a smaller pond, and enjoy watching your koi
swim and frolic about, but you will not have much luck in breeding your koi. Pond size is crucial when it comes to breeding.

Where to Build Your Pond
You will want consider carefully the area on your property that you
choose for the location of your breeding pond.

You will want your koi pond to be accessible to you, so that you do not have to put forth an effort to get to it.

If you choose an area that is difficult to maneuver in during good
weather, it may be impossible to navigate come winter.

The same goes for a breeding pond that is built during the fall, after the leaves are gone.

If your pond is too close to shrubs or trees, things may get a bit crowded in the spring when they leaf out and/or bloom again.

You will also have to put up with leaves dropping into your pond.
It is best to place the breeding pond as close to your house as
possible, so you can see your fish from a window while inside.

This makes it much easier to check on them during bad weather.

It also makes it much easier to feed them if they are just a few steps away from your door.

Sun, Shade, and Tree Roots
You do not want to build a breeding pond that will be in the sunlight or in the shade all the time.

A little sunshine is good for koi. However, koi can sunburn unless they have a place to go in order to get out of the sun.

Too much shade can inhibit the growth of the fish. Watch out for the roots of any large trees that may be nearby.

They can snake out much further than you would think. Many an
area chosen for a koi breeding pond has been abandoned because
of the massive root systems of elderly trees.

You can either be sure to choose an area that is not around any
large trees, or choose the type of tree that you would like around the pond.

Many people choose palm trees, as the roots of this tree cannot hurt a pond. Palm trees are not messy like most trees are as they shed their leaves.

If too many leaves make it into your bottom of the pond before you have a
chance to use a net to get them out, the resultant decomposition is
going to make your filter system work much harder than it needs to.

Providing a breeding pond for your koi may mean a lot of work for you if you choose to design and build it yourself.

However, you will be rewarded tenfold by taking the time to do the job properly.

How much does it cost to build a koi pond?
A shallow 4′ x 6′ or 6′ x 8′ professionally-installed pond, including
excavation, liner, filtration system, and simple rock border might cost $2,000 to $3,500.

As a DIY project, the same pond might cost $500 to $1,000. Larger ponds, depending on features and equipment, can easily cost $5,000 to $15,000 or more.

What is the minimum size for a koi pond?
Well, at three feet deep, a six foot by eight foot pond will yield 1077 gallons. But these are merely the minimum recommended requirements.

Also, the more fish you have, the larger your pond should be. A pond of the aforementioned size will be enough for no more than five average sized Koi.

How big does a koi pond need to be?
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.
How much does a pond cost to build?
The average price to install a pond ranges from $1,288 and $4,882, with most homeowners paying around $3,005.

The expense is usually $2.50 to $7.15 per square foot. For a larger-scale project, expect to pay $3,000 to $8,200 per acre, or more. Ponds can be surprisingly inexpensive to install.

How much does a small pond cost?
Landscapers can charge anywhere from $3,000 for a small, simple pond, to $10,000–$30,000 for a larger more complex pond.

These expenses include the costs of the design, materials and labor.

The area must be dug out, lined, and a filter and pump need to be installed.

How many koi can be in a 500 gallon pond?
Most pond experts say you can have one Koi per 500 gallons.
But this is NOT true, The number of koi is dependent on the pond
location, size of koi, quality of water and climate conditions.

Small, shallow ponds can heat and cool fast. Our quarantine tank is a 12 ft intex pool that holds 1800 gallons and is 32 inch deep.

How thick should a concrete pond be?
You should consider pouring concrete for the sides of the pond as well. If they are vertical, you will have to form them with wood first.

The reinforcement should extend from the floor into the wall. The thickness of the wall should probably be about 6 inches.

How do you build a fish pond?
Set up a space. …
See if the dirt is suitable by making a small hole and pouring some water in it. …
Dig a hole. …
If the ground is not suitable for the water, put some material such
as plastic, sand, a thin layer of concrete, etc. over the dirt after you dig the hole. …
Put in wet land plants. …
Add water.

How deep does a pond need to be to support fish?
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.

How deep should a pond be for fish to survive?
Koi ponds should be at least 3 feet deep. The ideal depth of a pond
that supports a population of koi is 48 to 60 inches, although koi can survive with a minimum depth of 36 inches.

That depth offers the koi protection from wading birds and also
allows for a more uniform water temperature.

How much does it cost to build a pond?
Average Costs to Dig a Pond. The average backyard pond is between 200 and 300 square feet. Since the typical price per square foot is $2.50 to $7.15, most people pay between $500 and $2,145. The total average cost for this size is roughly $1,100.

How many koi are in a 4000 gallon pond?
Let’s do the math using our conservative rule of thumb suggesting
one Koi for every 250 gallons of well filtered & maintained pond water. A 2500-gallon pond translates to 10 full-grown Koi and you have 30! Obvious Solution – Get rid of 20 koi or build a bigger pond.

How big is the average pond?
So, a pond with a maximum depth of 12 feet would have an average depth of about 4.8 feet.

A more accurate method for calculating average depth is to make
many measurements and calculate an average.

How many koi are in a 1000 gallon pond?
Just because you have a 1000 gallon pond and you bought a filter
for 1000 gallon doesn’t mean you can put 20 Koi in there and expect great water quality.

As a general rule, cut the number of gallons the filter says it can
filter in half, and even then keep the stocking density low.

How do I calculate the size of my pond?
Square/ Rectangular (Gallons): Multiply length x width x average water depth (feet) x 7.5. …
Square/Rectangular (Acres): Multiply length x width, then divide by 43,560 (square feet per acre) …
Round (Gallons):

How many gallons of water are in a one acre pond?
Example: I have a 1.25 acre pond with a 6′ average depth. 1.25 x 6′ = 7.5 acre-feet. If you are trying to figure out GALLONS, multiply acre-feet by 325,829 (gallons in 1 acre-foot) = Gallons. Example: I have 7.5 acre-feet of water.

How many koi are in a pond?
Let’s do the math using our conservative rule of thumb suggesting
one Koi for every 250 gallons of well filtered & maintained pond water.

A 2500-gallon pond translates to 10 full-grown Koi and you have 30! Obvious Solution – Get rid of 20 koi or build a bigger pond

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Do you have an elderly relative you take care of? Is there an older adult living nearby you’d like to do something for?

It’s becoming very popular for the elderly to have companion pets,
and you might want to consider getting one for someone you know and care about.

There are in fact, a number of health care professionals who are
actually prescribing a companion pet.

The most common is the furry kind, as in a dog or a cat. However, birds and koi fish can also fit the bill.

Why are companion pets so important? Here are some reasons why.

 

Physical Benefits

If the older person you care about is still active, a dog will help to get them out of the house, walking and keeping fit.

When a selection of elderly people were asked about their pets, 71%
of them said they made them feel better even when they were physically under the weather.

It has been shown to improve survival rates in coronary disease and
reduce mortality rates of those who have suffered a heart attack.

It has also been found that owning a companion pet can lower
blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol.

 

Mental Benefits

Growing old can be an immense strain on a person’s mind as well as their physical health.

As well as feelings of helplessness, being unable to care for
themselves and needing the regular help of a carer, elderly people
also have to deal with loneliness.

Having to wear belted undergarments due to incontinence issues,
for example, can seem very embarrassing to the individual and lead
to a person not wanting to go out and socialize.

Having a companion animal means they’re never alone. Even if the animal is a fish or a bird, they will always keep an elderly person company.

 

The Top Companion Animals

  • Dog – this particular pet can help a person suffering from
    mental and physical challenges.
    They can be playful, are eager to please, charming and adaptable.
  • Cat – cats are very independent creatures but can at the same time
    be very affectionate, playful and loving.
    Female cats are more affectionate than males, but both will enjoy
    spending time sitting on a person’s lap soaking up their affection. A cat’s purr has also been shown to have health benefits.
  • Bird – if a senior is looking for a little more noise, small birds can make great companions.
  • Fish – watching fish swimming around their tank or in a koi pond can be very relaxing. If you want something beautiful to look at as well, consider putting koi carp into an aquarium.

 

Before you rush out and buy a companion pet, think about the mobility of the person you’re buying it for. Are they limited in the activities they can do?

Also consider the age of the animal, because a senior pet will often
make a better companion, and there are plenty looking for homes in local shelters.

Having a companion animal will be very beneficial for a person in their later years.

Pay a visit to your local animal shelter and there will be lots of senior animals wanting a forever home.

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Here is the 10 list of koi fish paintings symbolic meaning
the chinese calligraphy koi fish paintings, japan calligraphy koi fish
paintings

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1.) The red and white color meaning of koi fish in the paintings usually kohaku koi fish

Red koi symbolizes true love while white on the other hand is a symbol of progress in career.

So, a painting with red and white color koi fish like kohaku koi will result in perfect
balance and harmony in your family as well as professional life.

2.)The waterfall meaning in koi fish paintings In Chinese culture,
water symbolizes wealth, and the waterfall represents profits

3.) The Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower & Koi Fish Feng Shui Painting: ????symbolize that
your get big benefits in business year after year.

(In China lotus sounds the same as the word “year (?)”. )

golden lotus flower symbolism

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.

4.) 9 koi fish paintings feng shui paintings Nine(9) Koi Fishes Painting: 9??? in Chinese ” nine (? / 9)”
sounds the same as the word “permanence (?)” , so 9 koi fishes
images can bring big money for a long long time.

5.) The black koi fish in koi fish paintings The black koi fish is there to neutralize bad luck.

6.) a gold-colored koi or yellow color in koi fish paintings. These gold-colored fish symbolize fortune and wealth. The Japanese term for them is yamabuki.

7.) Koi Fish Jumps Over the Dragon’s Gate Painting: from a long legend in China. (?????) Symbolize big success in the civil service examination or getting a big promotion.

8.) Cherry blossom meaning in koi fish paintings The significance koi fish painting chinese brush painting koi fish

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of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost
overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.

9.)Three(3) Koi Fishes Painting: symbolize “having advantages again and again”. If you put the picture in your house, it can bring your family benefits/profits.

10.)The pair of golden koi fish, koi (carp), represents abundance and wealth. It can also be used as a fertility symbol since carp procreate very rapidly.

Pairs used in feng shui are considered very auspicious symbols for
marriage. Traditionally, a pair of koi represents the sexual unity
and fidelity of a married couple and are often given as a wedding gift.

Koi Fish Yin Yang

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The sides of black and white are said to resemble a female and a
male koi swimming together, representing the harmony of two
opposite energies coming together as one, creating a perfect balance.

In Taoism, yin and yang further symbolize the dueling
sides of all things and the perfect balance and harmony of them.

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Here is the list of koi fish pendants you can buy and wear that will bring you wealth, respect, lucky and power

1.crescent moon necklace koi fish pendant 100% 925 silver attention to detailed carvings

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crescent moon symbolism

Celtic mythology and symbolism is big on balance. There is a moon goddess also worshiped by the Celts, who is associated with the lunar cycles.

The word “crescent” comes from the Latin term ceres meaning to
“bring forth, create” and crescere, the Latin term for “grow, thrive”

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Double Koi Fish

The pair of koi fish, koi (carp), represents abundance and wealth. It can also be used as a fertility symbol since carp procreate very rapidly.

Pairs used in feng shui are considered very auspicious symbols for
marriage. Traditionally, a pair of koi represents the sexual unity
and fidelity of a married couple and are often given as a wedding gift.

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3.koi fish pendant leaping against the wave

koi fish pendant pure 925 silver with detailed hand carved

What do koi fish pendant leaping against the wave means?

1.Koi Fish Jumps Over the Dragon’s Gate Painting: from a long legend in China. (?????) Symbolize big success in the civil service examination or getting a big promotion.

2.Wave designs in jewelries symbolizes the ups and downs we see in life.

There are times when you feel high, and there are times when you feel low.

Wear this pendant as a reminder to stay positive, happy, and strong regardless of what life throws your way.

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Feng Shui Koi Fish is a symbol of wealth and prosperity – the Chinese word for ‘fish'(yu) has the same pronunciation as ‘abundance’.

It’s gold characteristic is a highly regarded auspicious color in Chinese culture.

This asupicious Koi Fish Pendant will bring good ‘chi’ and vibes that attract good Feng Shui and abundance in prosperity as well as good fortune to those wearing it.

benefits of wearing fish pendant specifically koi fish pendant.

Koi fish necklace  will boost my morale whenever I felt discouraged during stormy times of my life.

Just like the story of koi fish struggle swimming upstream to reach the summit in dragons gate.

He wanted to reach the summit because He wanted to become a dragon.

It is not an easy cake walk for him.

He fought many obstacles in the way

The Gods tested his patience by sending waves, strong winds, strong current, thunder, and lighting.

But the little koi fish did not quit.

He perseveres and continues to reach the summit.

The Gods are happy and rewarded him and transform him into a beautiful dragon.

This is similar to our lives. We will face obstacles and challenges in our lives but If will just persevere and continue to press on forward to our goal no matter what.

we will be successful let’s believe in our selves and with Gods help we will succeed.

Koi fish necklace symbolism has gained strength over the centuries to encompass numerous positive qualities

related to courage, overcoming adversity, the ability to attain the highest goals, and strong character.

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There is a lot of beautiful koi fish necklace that is available and materials varied from expensive gold

affordable 925 sterling silver, yellow gold plated, rose gold plated sterling silver.

There are some made up of sea stone that was handcrafted and hand painted.

some have been painted with lots of love and extreme care with details that make the koi fish necklace or koi fish pendant carving so realistic.

Koi fish necklace some are made up of a vintage style chain with koi fish pendant locket and watch inside.

The images are crafted carefully on top of a dome crystal glass to cover and protect it from ambient.

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the significance of fish pendant

The significance of koi fish pendant in feng shui is wealth and abundance.

In addition, koi fish has the ability of fertility. … Wearing koi fish pendant (fish pendant) is believed to bring a chance of getting wealth.

This jade fish pendant (koi fish necklace) is made of jade and has an adjustable length.

 

feng shui fish pendant

Feng shui fish statues have arowana fish, dragon fish, carp fish, golden fish, feng shui goldfish and double fish.

The feng shui fish symbol is wealth and abundance. Displaying good luck fish statue or fish picture can bring wealth luck.

 

fish locket benefits

Many people wear little carvings of fish as a means of ensuring wealth

 

benefits of wearing om

Wearing an ‘OM’ charm is said to bring harmony, peace and eternal bliss to the ones who wear them.

 

fish pendant gold benefits

The main benefits of wearing  fish pendant gold jewelry include prevention of black energy in the body, insertion of divine consciousness in the body, spiritual

 

jade fish pendant meaning

jade fish pendant meaning

A pair of fish carries a somewhat different meaning. “Like fish in water” is a common Chinese saying used to describe two people in love.

A jade pendant carved in the shape of two fish swimming together represents two lovers and is considered an appropriate gift for a young couple.

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Wearing jade double fish pendant (double fish necklace) is believed to remedy relationship problems and improve harmony in feng shui

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kohaku koi definition

A koi fish variety that has a white skin and a red pattern is defined as a Kohaku koi.kohaku koi

The kohaku koi is a representative class of the Nishikigoi.

Though its color is plain only white and red.

It reminds all the Japanese of their national flag of Japan.

In the koi world, there is a saying, “Keeping the Nishikigoi begins with the Kohaku and ends with the Kohaku.

First people are attracted by the beauty of the Kohaku koi and charmed by the Showa or the Ogon.

But finally, they go back to the Kohaku koi again.

That means that Kohaku koi is the prototype of the Nishikigoi.

Kohaku koi Origin

It was around 1800 that a red and white koi appeared for the first time.

red and white koi fish

By mutation, a koi with red cheeks called “Hookazuki” was born from a black carp.

Hookazuki koi fish
Hookazuki

Then a white koi was born from “Hookazuki”

white koi
white koi

The white koi being mated with a Higoi, a white koi with Hi markings was breed and called “Hara-aka” (red Belly)”.

white koi higoi or red koi hara aka red belly

Later kois with Hi markings on the gill covers “Era-Hi (Red gills)” were breed.

Era-Hi (Red gills)
Era-Hi (Red gills)

Later than 1830 a “Zu-kinkaburi” whose head is partly red, a “Menkaburi” whose whole head is red.

Zu-kinkaburi
Zu-kinkaburi
Menkaburi
Menkaburi

A “Menkaburi” whose whole head is red, a “Kuchi-beni of which lips are red

Kuchi-beni koi fish
Kuchi-beni

An a “Sarasa” which has red and white markings on the back were breed.

Sarasa kohaku koi fish
Sarasa

In the Meiji era Kohakus spread all over Yamakoshi and were improved.

It was by Gosuke of Utogi that so-called modern Kohaku was breed.

Utogi is a part of Ojiya City now. His real name was Kunizo Hiroi.

He mated a male koi of the cherry blossom pattern with a female which had a redhead.

A Tomouemon inherited Gosuke’s excellent Kohaku and Yagozen and Buheita followed him.

Kohaku Pattern

Good white texture is the most important element in the case of the Kohaku.

It must not be yellowish or brownish but should be snow white.

Dark but bright Hi is Preferable.

There are two kinds of Hi one’s base is purple and the other base is yellowish brown.

The former Hi is darker and does not fade away easily but unrefined.

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Kohaku
Kohaku is one of the most beautiful koi with its pure white body and intense-red patterns.

The white cannot have a yellow tint, it must be snow-white, and the
Hi (red) must be consistent, evenly colored, without thin, discolored spots. Red is not desirable on the fins.

The edge of the red pattern must be sharp and clear against the white background (this edge is called “kiwa”).

The red pattern should be artistically well-balanced.
One of the most important factors to be considered is the body conformation.

Don’t choose a Kohaku simply because it has a beautiful pattern.

Poor body conformation is usually a result of more serious internal
problems that will eventually result in health problems.

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Straight Hi Kohaku

kohaku koi Straight Hi Kohaku

Nidan Kohaku

Nidan Kohaku koi

Sandan Kohaku

Sandan Kohaku koi

Yondan Kohaku

Yondan kohaku koi

Godan Kohaku

Godan Kohaku koi

Inazuma Kohaku

Inazuma kohaku koi

Tancho Kohaku

tancho kohaku koi

Kuchibeni Kohaku

Kuchibeni kohaku koi

Menkaburi Kohaku

Menkaburi kohaku koi

Maruten Kohaku

Maruten Kohaku koi

Omoyo Kohaku

Omoyo kohaku koi

Ginrin Kohaku

Ginrin kohaku koi
Kohaku come in hundreds of patterns. Some of the more recognized ones are:

– by patterns on the body:
Omoyo: one step pattern. A continuous, large, unbroken pattern from head to tail.
Straight Hi: Single, continuous Hi pattern, but the red patches are interconnected.
Nidan: two step pattern. Two islands of red color that are not interconnected.
Sandan: three step pattern. (Yondan – four step, Godan – five step, etc.)
Inazuma: pattern resembling a lightning strike; zig-zag pattern.

– by markings on the head:
Tancho: Pure white body with a single roundish red marking on the head between the eyes
(with no other red on the body).
Kuchibeni: red lipstick-like markings, red (beni) on the mouth.
Menkaburi: “hood” pattern – going behind, below the eyes often to the mouth.
Maruten: “crown” on the head pattern – a red mark on the head (similar to Tancho) but with red patterns
on the rest of the body too.

Kohaku are sensitive to water conditions. In hard water they will develop small black freckles (called “shimi”) on the skin.

Softer water will prevent shimi from forming and will also
contribute to the development of the red (beni).

In very young koi the red starts out as a pale yellow and, in time, it changes to orange and later to red.

Males tend to develop the red faster than females, but their color also tends to diminish faster.

Females might take longer to develop the red but their colors will
last longer, this aspect making them more desirable among the hobbyists.

Kohaku There are fundamental points to look for in a kohaku. Pattern for the head, body, the tail, and the fins.

A red marking is indispensable for the head, even if it has beautiful
patterns on the body, a koi without a head Hi will be amoung the first culled.

The ideal shape of the head Hi is a large U spreading over the head,
a head Hi which spreads all over the head is not preferable.

The mouth region should be white, the Hi which spreads down to
the lips, and not covering the cheeks and jaws is also disliked.

The ideal end line of the head Hi is the nose line, and at least down to the eyes.

A head Hi that is neither too large nor too small is preferable.

The head Hi should not spread down to the mouth tip, if it is split in some place, no mouth Hi is acceptable.

The head Hi must not cover the eyes, jaws, and cheeks, but must be as large as possible.

The back should have a pattern well-balanced on both sides. A large mark on the shoulders near the head makes a Kohaku look imposing.

A V shaped white cut on the shoulders is desirable. A continuous pattern from the head to shoulders without any cuts looks dull.

The distance between the last Hi and the tail joint should be about 2cm.

As the fish grows larger, this distance increases, the last Hi spreading
over the tail is disliked, no fins should have Hi.

The skin should be snow white, the Hi deep, each pattern is
different but should show a clean cut edge.

The Kohaku should look imposing, elegant and the pattern well balanced.

The basic factors of Kohaku are, Bright Hi, Sharp pattern edges, no
Hi over the eyes and fins, no Hi markings spreading below the
lateral line, head Hi that does not spread below the nose, and tail Hi that does not spread over the caudal fin.

 

Kohaku Koi are the most popular Koi in Japan. Kohaku, Sanke and Showa Koi are called the “Gosanke” which means “The Three Families.” In the United States, “Gosanke” Koi are often referred to as “The Big Three.”

Kohaku are white bodied koi with red markings (sometimes more orange than red)…

Ideally the white of the body is like fine porcelain in color, with the
red well-demarcated (not “bleeding”). Red is undesirable on the fins,
and unless specified in a particular sub-variety, not below the eyes or on the mouth.

Several “sub-varieties”, designator terms are utilized with Kohaku type koi:

By Hi: “He”, Red Patterns on the Body:

Straight Hi: Pattern like meandering islands of red that are interconnected.

Inazuma: Interconnected red pattern looking “Like a Lightning Bolt”.

Nidan (Ni is two in Japanese): Two Step pattern. Two islands of red color that are not interconnected.

Sandan (San is three in Japanese): Three Step pattern. Three islands of red color that are not interconnected.

Yondan (Yon is four in Japanese): Four Step pattern. Four islands of red color that are not interconnected.

By Red Markings on the Head:

Kuchibeni: “Lipstick”; with red on the oral lobes.

Menkaburi: With “A Hood on the head”. Going behind, below the eyes often to the mouth.

Maruten: With a “Crown on the head”. A reddish mark, though with more red on the body.

Tancho: With a “Red Sun” marking on head, and lacking other red on the body. Best if the “spot” is bright red, w/o bleeding color, and circular, centered on the head.

Koh-haku koi are the cornerstone of any serious koi collection.

They are fairly simple in appearance, with red markings on a white body.

But simplicity aside, this is undeniably the most important and
most fundamental koi variety.

Koh-haku form the root breeding stock of many other varieties,
and they commonly win the “grand champion” award at prestigious koi shows.

KOHAKU

It is said “appreciation of koi starts and ends with Kohaku”. What that means is Kohaku was the first class to be bred consistently or stabilized in about 1890.

It also means that after a person has studied all of the classes of koi and has become experienced, they
will come back to appreciate Kohaku for its simplicity and beauty.

I will keep the amount of Japanese terminology to a minimum in this lecture.

A Japanese term dictionary will be available soon in KOIUSA magazine and on the AKCA website.

Before I continue on Kohaku, I want to take a minute to discuss judging points common to all classes.

Koi are judged as a whole or holistically and are not judged on a positive or negative point system.

Negative points can come into play in close contests.

Koi are judged side by side based on what we see today and not what may be there next week or next year.

Japanese Judges have a disadvantage in often being able to
recognize bloodlines, which can cloud their “judge for today”
decisions because they know which koi cost more and has more potential.

A Japanese Judge once answered a question on why a koi won an
award replying, “because it was the most expensive fish”.

Koi may lose today only to come back to win tomorrow based on the competition tomorrow.

First, the koi cannot be missing anything like a fin or have any
abnormalities like a pushed in mouth all of which will disqualify the koi from judging.

The exception is the second set of barbels.
Second the koi must be healthy and not show signs of disease or
parasites, which could disqualify the koi from judging.

An exception is made for split fins or bruises judged to be caused during transportation.
Third, is the importance of body conformation.

Broad, thick body shape of female koi is preferred giving an
imposing appearance when compared to the thin trout shaped body of a male koi.

Shape and size of the fins are important to be in proportion to the body.

The head shape is important that it not be too short or too long or turn to one side.

The koi when viewed from above should be symmetrical on both sides and not have one side flatter than the other.

Even the way a koi swims is taken into account on conformation.

Not all female koi hold their eggs well, which could affect conformation.

Fourth, in my opinion is quality of skin and deep, vibrant colors, which makes koi “living jewels”.

This also includes how well the koi is “finished”, are all of the colors up, and is there a good sheen on the skin.

It is conformation and quality that will catch a Judges eye from a distance.

Fifth is pattern that is artistically balanced and not front, tail or side heavy.

Pattern must also be proportional to the size of the koi and not have
a small pattern on a huge body or a huge pattern on a small body.

Last is uniqueness or character usually of the pattern on the head that makes this koi special.

Now for Kohaku.

We have a snow white (shiro) base color with a red (hi) pattern. The pattern may be stepped or continuous. The white must be without blemish or yellow tint.

The hi may be any one of the many hues from deep persimmon
orange to Ferrari red but the red must be thick without any thin
spots and the pattern must be the same color from head to tail.

Some Judges prefer the persimmon orange hi to the Ferrari red
because the orange appears soft and the purple red appears hard and gaudy.

Kohaku must have red pattern on the head.
The pattern on the body must be artistically balanced and the kiwa
or rear edges of each spot must be sharp like cut with a razor.

A new bias in Japan has started to favor bloodlines that have the
kiwa stop at the edge of each scale forming a scalloped edge rather
than a straight edge across the center of a scale.

The front edge of each spot (not on the head) may have blurred red color that is called “sashi” or insertion.

Sashi indicates the koi is still improving in quality and is not finished yet.

It is elegant if a Kohaku has a white nose and a white area with no
red pattern just in front of the tail called a “tail stop” and several other names.

Some subtleties of pattern not liked are a totally red head or red
down the face to the nose that are heavy in appearance.

Red pattern wrapping below the lateral line suggests a future koi
when the red and white are better balanced.

Red spots below the lateral line are disliked. The lateral line is a raised sensory organ running the full length of a koi half way up the side of a koi.

A red head pattern with an additional red lip mark is called
“kuchibeni” and can be cute if it balances the overall pattern.

Red pattern at the base of the pectoral fin was considered
unfavorable but is being accepted now if it adds to the overall balance of the pattern.

Red into the tail or into the dorsal fin is still disliked.
Kohaku tend to get black specks “shimis” in hard water with high pH.

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Koi Fish Care – 3 Essentials To Caring For Koi Successfully

Koi fish are one of the pedigree animals, just like dogs, cats and
pedigree horses.

They are highly inherited in order to achieve the relatively
magnificent range of different kinds of patterns and colours.

Since they are highly inherited, they are hereditarily weaker than
the plain ancestors- the similar is true for any of the pedigree animal.

Because they are hereditarily weaker, they are since more prone to
diseases and have weaker to the immune system than the common carp.

Here I would like to discuss about some of the essentials for making the Koi successfully.

Keeping a clean koi fish Koi Pond

The Koi fish pond should keep as clean at all of the time.

Keeping the Koi pond clean must be a work that you have to complete daily.

If you are not keeping the pond always clean, the Koi will live in a dirty environment and could probably die.

Don’t forget that the water is not only the place for living the Koi, but they eat, sleep and also use the bathroom as well.

Keep the pond as free of damaging contaminants should be a high priority if you are going to make a water garden.

You can begin with the water and it must be in form of crystal clear. If you can’t to see the bottom of the pond, it should be clean immediately if it is dirty.

Don’t forget that the Koi will eat anything in the home the pond so ensure that debris and trash is clean every day.

You have to spent the countless hours for building the pond,
selecting the plants, and landscaping the garden, so don’t damage
its attractiveness by permitting the pond clean, that the fish will experience.

The beautiful fish will experience not only with the issues of health
but also the colour will boring.

Treating the pond like a fish tank will assure that the pond keeps
clean and it is a location where everyone likes to see.

First you have to make a plan about how to clean the tank. You should have a system for filtration.

This will make sure that the water is with good quality by
repeatedly moving the water via a pump and gathering the debris in the filter.

The Koi try to eat more food in intention than in nature. So beware
of how much food that you are giving in each of the week, since
the more food the more waste that you will have to arrange within the pond.

Don’t forget that the waste is not at all from the fish, also from the uneaten food from the bottom of the water garden.

It is significant to blank the bottom of the pond, clean the pum system and drain.

This will make keep the water as clean and healthy for the Koi.

Correct Diet

For keeping the Koi fish happy and healthy, right diet is required.
There are number of special Koi foods in the market and all of
them are designed for one or number of the following: health,
colour, growth and boosting the system of immunity.

Having depleted considerable sums on the Koi, please do not
cooperate the health by feeding them as the diet of goldfish food,
trout pellets, bread or other titbits.

Koi wants proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and trace the elements
in the diet like as the humans that do for health.

Koi foods are particularly formulated for providing the correct balance of the elements.

Since the Koi are Poikilothermic, they also want a change the diet
via the seasons, low proteins foods in winter and in low
temperature and high protein in the summer at high temperatures.

At less temperature, food possesses via the easy gut as slowly and is badly digested.

Food which keeps in the gut as too long and can begin to decay and
make the fish as very ill, and also weakly digested food refers more
waste and it means high Ammonia and means poor water quality.

In winter you should just nourish Koi fish once every day most
extreme and typically at temperatures lower than around 8 deg C
relying upon the span of your lake, you should quit bolstering inside and out.

However in midsummer, at high lake water temperatures you can encourage your Koi up to 8 times each day.

The brilliant decide is that any nourishment you give ought to be devoured in less than a moment.

On the off chance that there is still sustenance drifting around after
this time you are more likely than not encouraging excessively.

If all else fails decrease sustaining – recall more nourishment
implies more Ammonia and Nitrite – and to the extent we know
nobody has ever executed a Koi by starving, however it is
exceptionally easy to slaughter a Koi by overloading.

And in addition the amazing scope of polluted sustenance on offer,
you can and should offer treat nourishment, particularly in hotter
water conditions.

Nourishment, for example, lettuce, oranges, sweet corn and prawns
will all be eaten up with energy, once Koi figure out how to perceive the new sustenance.

At first you may discover Koi deny new sorts of sustenance –
however they will obtain new taste promptly particularly on the off
chance that they are utilized to a blended eating regimen.

You should never simply utilize the same pelleted slim down all the
time as Koi can get so used to only one eating routine they may
then reject every other kind of nourishment, including simply extraordinary formulae polluted sustenance. So shift the eating routine and keep them intrigued.

Protection From Predators

Because of their splendid shading and size, koi are sometimes difficult to spot.

Subsequently, they require security from normal predators, for
example, huge winged creatures and warm blooded creatures.
Mesh will keep most birdlife out.

On the off chance that raccoons,
bears, or other substantial predators debilitate, electric fencing
might be important to keep them out.

Managers of corporate lakes additionally find that they have to
shield their koi from good natured representatives who need to
encourage them, frequently with improper nourishments.

By Beginning the right set up, the Koi fish will flourish for years to come. Managing the Koi will be simplified and greatly improving the enjoyment.

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). However,

if you’re going away for longer, some preparation may be needed.

How often should you feed koi?

There are two main aspects to properly feeding your fish. These are feeding the right foods and feeding in the right amounts.

Each time you feed your fish, whether its three times a day or three
times a week, you need to make sure you feed only what they can eat in 5 minutes.

pond water

How do you treat green pond water?

Have only one inch of fish per ten gallons of water. …
Avoid direct sunlight as green water is due to small algae cell. …
Use pond bacteria to treat green pond water. …
Control amount of nitrates and phosphates as it is very harmful for
the pond’s ecosystem and helps in algae growth.

bacterial infections in pond fish

Fungal infections are recognisable on fish with their cotton wool-like formations.

In such cases a combined treatment advised: JBL Ektol bac Pond

Plus for the bacterial primary infection, complemented by JBL

AccliPond which rebuilds and protects the destroyed mucous membrane of the fish

what does koi keepers mean

A fish hobbiest who are into keeping and breeding koi fish

amount of food How much do koi fish eat?

Feed your fish up to four times per day. Only feed them as much as they can eat in about a five minute period.

Koi fish eat just about anything, from small bugs and insects, to
plants and algae at the bottom of the fish pond, to store-bought koi fish food. Koi will even eat people food.

gallons of water How do you calculate gallons of water in a pond?

Calculate Your Pond Water Volume
For Rectangular Pond: Water Volume = length (feet) X width X average depth X 7.43 gallons/cu. foot = GALLONS.
For an Oval Pond: Water Volume = 0.8 X ( length (feet) X width X average depth X 7.43 gallons/cu. foot) = GALLONS.
For larger ponds & lakes: volume is expressed as “ACRE-FOOT” of water.

natural habitats of koi fish

Where do koi fish live in the wild?

Koi or Common Carp. Common carp are large, greenish-brown freshwater fish native to Asia and eastern Europe. They are the first known domesticated fish, farmed for food over 2,000 years ago in ancient Rome.

fish waste

The pond owner should be concerned with both of these aspects.
While it is true that you can keep goldfish and koi in garden ponds
with no filtration, it severely limits the number of fish you can keep. … Goldfish and koi excrete waste into the water in the form of
ammonia, primarily through their gills.

 

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koi fish turning into dragon This is my diorama video telling the
story of the legend of the koi fish transforming into a dragon

Once upon a time, there was a little Kohaku koi fish who lives in a beautiful small pond.

One day He decided to go in the dragon’s gate because he wanted to
become a dragon as what he heard his grandfather told him that
whenever you will succeed in reaching the dragon’s gate you will
turn into a beautiful dragon,

so the little kohaku koi fish jump out of his pond and swim towards
the dragons gate when He was about to reach the summit of the
water fall the Gods test him they make large waves to prevent the
koi fish from reaching

the dragon’s gate but the little koi fish is determined to reach the
top He keeps on swimming even if he was already tired and
exausted and then the Gods throw him ball of fires and even lighting

but this did not stop the little kohaku koi fish he continues to swim
upward the water fall and then successfully reach the dragon’s gate. The Gods were very pleased with the little koi fish that they turn the little koi fish into a beautiful dragon.

My story is based on Fish in Chinese mythology

Here is also a story from this site http://www.egreenway.com/dragonsrealms/DT3.htm

The Threshold of the Dragon’s Gate

“Beneath the serene quiet of the water lilies a young carp senses a calling . . . swelling up in her heart
like the swirling waters at the base of a great waterfall,

Somehow summoned to go beyond the barrier of crashing water and veiled mist

The churning waters of the waterfall’s bottom matches that of the young carp’s desires

Finally with a burst of enthusiasm the carp has launched herself up
the wall of rushing water cresting the first fall with a surge of effort
only to be met with relentless rushing water.

Persevering from one cataract to the next the carp make it to the summit’s last falls.

Regrouping her energies in a pocket of scouring effervescence
every essence of strength, courage, and spirit is consumed in the launching over the fall’s summit.

And the dragon’s gate accepts her efforts a transforming gate of fire Revealing the birth of a new Dragon

born of the seed of desire planted in the heart of a small carp that once hid in the shallows.”

– Howard Schroeder, Threshold of the Dragon’s Gate

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legend of carp turning into a dragon

A long time ago, in the distant past, the water of the
blue river that flowed from the sky, and the golden river
that flowed from the land were separated by the legendary
Dragon’s Gate.

The golden river, so-called because of the golden colour
of its water, was the last place where the inhabitants of
the sea could swim freely, after the gods that walked on
the earth had destroyed their massive home, believing
themselves to be the owners of everything they laid their
eyes on.

Amongst all the inhabitants of their water, the Koi family were the
most beautiful of all, gleaming in the sunlight like brilliant stars.

The black one was father Koi, the red one was mother Koi, and their little son was a remarkable deep blue colour.

What the little Koi fish wanted more than anything was to reach the
waters of the blue river after hearing from his father how there was
a time where there were no barriers between one place and the other.

The bravest fish, the dragon fish, flew across the sky like pearls lighting up the darkness.

The entrance was upstream, through the Dragon’s Gate to the Great Waterfall of the blue river. Every fish that got that far sprouted golden wings and so became a dragon fish. learn more here

koi dragon dragon story

The Story of the Koi Dragon

The legend says that a certain koi had the strength and courage to climb a certain waterfall.

When the koi reached the top exhausted, yet having reached its goal, the koi was transformed into a dragon.

The koi dragon is one of the mythical characters in the Japanese culture which is not actually a dragon.

It is a Japanese fish (Koi fish), which has the power to turn into a dragon.

The koi dragon starts to swim off as a fish up a river and then when it reaches a certain waterfall, tries to cross it.

If it is able to cross the waterfall, then it transforms itself into a dragon and thus it is known as the koi dragon.

The tattoo stands for overcoming obstacles through courage and perseverance.

As the koi fish swims up the waterfall and transforms itself to a
dragon, it symbolizes that nothing is impossible when you believe.

If you work hard and put yourself to tests, you will eventually rise
above your fears and become the ruler of your destiny.

The Daffodils (which are a year old) represents my sisters and their
unconditional and unselfish support and encouragement they provide through each journey.

I love this tattoo as it is something I feel everyone can relate to
throughout their own journey through life. read more here

legend of the dragon gate

LEAPING THE DRAGON GATE

koi fish turning into dragon

On the Yellow River at Hunan is a waterfall called the Dragon Gate. It is said that if certain carp called Yulong can climb the cataract
they will transform into dragons.

Every year in the third month of spring they swim up from the sea
and gather in vast numbers in the pool at the foot of the falls.

It used to be said that only seventy one could make the climb in any year. When the first succeeded, then the rains would begin to fall.

This Dragon Gate was said to have been created after the Flood by
the god-emperor Yu who split a mountain blocking the path of the Yellow River.

It was so famous that throughout China there was a common
saying that: ‘a student facing his examinations is like a carp attempting to leap the Dragon Gate.’

Hunan is not the only place where this happens. Many other waterfalls in China also have the name Dragon Gate and much the same is said about them.

Other famous Dragon Gates are on the Wei River where it passes
through the Lung Sheu Mountains and at Tsin in Shanxi Province. learn more here

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