koi fish pond kit

Koi fish pond kit Suggestions for a Koi First Aid Kit

So, you are a proud koi pond owner with a dozen beautiful koi fish. Everything is fine until that moment when your koi fish getting sick for the first time. What you should do?

Prevention is the most important thing, because prevention is much more easier than cure your koi fish.

You need to prepare yourself for the time, when your koi fish will be sick. First of all you need to know a bit about the different fish diseases. One of the principal causes of fish mortality is bacterial disease.

I suggest you to read some articles or books about koi fish disease. For example: “Manual of Koi Health” How to Create a Healthy Environment for Your Koi and How to Treat Any Sickness that May Afflict Them, “Koi Herpes Virus, The Deadly Disease” or “Little Koi Disease Guide” from me.

A complete and authoritative illustrated guide to caring for koi for optimum health and beauty.

Keeping koi is one of the pinnacles of the art of fish keeping. The magnificent and often expensive fish have inspired a fanatical following, with collectors prepared to devote a lot of time and resources to creating a flourishing koi pond.

One of the top priorities for koi keepers is coping with fish that become ill. Left untreated, many fish suffer and die. In Manual of Koi Health, two internationally recognized koi professionals give practical advice on how to create a healthy environment for koi and how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • Part one addresses the all-important subject of disease prevention, which includes creating the optimal environment. A checklist outlines regular maintenance tasks to ensure water quality.
  • Part two covers the “essential skills” of koi keeping, including anatomy, biology and handling koi.
  • Part three is a comprehensive A-to-Z guide that covers diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered koi disease.
  • Part four describes various methods to administer treatment to koi, such as medicinal baths and dips.

Manual of Koi Health is written specifically for koi keepers, whether they are novices with a single pond or serious koi enthusiasts deeply involved in breeding or exhibiting. The book is profusely illustrated with color photographs and illustrations that highlight the expert text, and step-by-step instructions provide easy-to-follow directions for a wide range of procedures. It is a vital reference for every koi keeper.

I suggest you to make a koi first aid kit, which will contain the following supplies:

PH test kit for measuring the pH level of your pond or aquarium water.

Pancellent Water Quality Test Meter TDS PH 2 in 1 Kit 0-9990 PPM Measurement Range 1 PPM Resolution 2% Readout Accuracy

  • [ Convenience Use ] 5 Seconds know water quality, Accuracy, Faster. This set Combo of TDS PH. Also it have Best Price, Trustable Quality, all make it be your choose of water quality Test.
  • [ How Accuracy? ] PH resolution is 0.01pH,accuracy ±0.01pH.TDS:0~9990 ppm, Accuracy:±2%.This’s same as big brand resolution in Amazon, but Pancellent tester only need half price of them.
  • [ Lasted Model ] PH pen have AUTO CALIBRATION function, not need any kind of screwdrivers to calibrate the pH pen tester.TDS pen have Lock & auto shut off function.
  • [ Pocket Portable ] Small size but Suitable for testing pH balance of drinking water, pool, aquarium, RO system, Spa, or hydroponics.
  • [ Wide Application ] Ideal for Home and Laboratory PH Testing, Including Drinking Water, Electroplating Liquid, Boiler Water, Water in Fish Tank, Water of Swimming Pools, Photograph Flushing Fluid, Well Water, Deep Phreatic Water, Aquaculture, Food Processing and More.

Little Money to Know Water Quality

The Pancellent TDS PH Meter set is a professional level water test meter.

Application: pure water production and drinking, tap water, well water, sea water,

fish tank water, swimming pool water, amniotic fluid early break, soil, aquaculture, food processing,

saliva, enzyme, chemical experiment, ionized water, PH value of human urine and so on.

Package Includes:

1 x PH Meter

1 x TDS Meter

6 x Calibration packets

1 x User’s manual

How to Measure

PrepareRemove the protective cap from the handheld meter.Keep Reading StabilizePress the ON/OFF button to turn on the unit. Dip the electrode in the target solution, making sure the whole electrode is submerged. Stir the solution gently and wait for the value to stabilize. The LCD screen will display the reading.How to StoreRinse the electrode with distilled water and let it dry.


PH MeterMeasure Range : 0.00 – 14.00 pHResolution : 0.01 pHAccuracy : ± 0.01 pHAutomatic Temperature Compensation : 0 – 60 ℃ / 32 – 140 ℉PH MeterCalibration : Two Points Automatic Calibration ButtonButton battery: 2 x 1.5V LR44(keep using more than 500 hours)Dimension:155mm*31mm*18mmWeight:50gTDS MeterLock function – makes it easy to read and record, press HOLD button then remove from test solution.5 minute Auto Shut Off feature, so battery won’t run down.Measurement Range: TDS: 0 – 9990 ppm (parts per million)Accuracy: ± 2%TDS MeterAutomatic temperature compensation: can automatically change the value of the value of 25 ℃.Working temperature: 0 ~ 50 ℃Ambient relative humidity: <85%Net weight: 28gSize: 142 x 23 x 13 mm

Calibration of the pH meter

1, the calibration powder with 250ml of distilled water or pure water to open. Dip the pH electrode into a mixed phosphate standard buffer at pH 6.86 and shake gently.

2, push the CAL button,it will auto calibration until the displayed value and the standard buffer solution at pH 6.9 consistent with the ambient temperature.

3, the same as above, the electrode was inserted into pH4.01 Phosphorous stupid acid potassium bicarbonate standard buffer solution.

4, about two minutes or so. The displayed value should be within the error tolerance compared to the pH value of the buffer solution.

Ammonia test kit determines the level of toxic ammonia, which can come from fish waste and urine, uneaten fish food and decaying plants or dead insects.

API TEST KIT, Different styles available, Monitors water quality and helps prevent invisible problems that can be harmful to fish, Fast, easy and accurate, Use weekly and when problems appear

  • Contains one (1) API GH & KH TEST KIT Freshwater Aquarium Water Test Kit, including 2 bottles of testing solution, 1 color card and 2 glass test tubes with cap
  • Helps monitor water quality and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and plants and cause fish loss
  • Accurately measures GH & KH in freshwater aquariums
  • Water hardness is a measure of the dissolved mineral content of water and should match fish natural habitat to prevent fish stress and keep them healthy
  • Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear

Testing the Waters

In order for fish to thrive, water must be similar to that which could be found in their natural environment. Poor water quality can cause fish stress, illness and even loss. Most common water quality parameters are Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, and pH. All may vary over time and all are invisible to the eye which is why it is important to test weekly. Testing aquarium water weekly will aid in keeping your most important water parameters within the proper range for your aquarium. Choose from a wide range of API testing options, such as our popular FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT or 5-IN-1 TEST STRIPS, for accurate water evaluation. Regular testing will help you easily determine your aquarium conditions.

Find Your Ideal Testing Style!

Your API Test OptionsChoose the test method that works best for you. Whether you’re a bit pressed for time, or you prefer to measure your parameters on a more in-depth scale, or you only need to test one or two specific parameters, API has what you need!Dip and ReadJust dip a 5-in-1 TEST STRIP in your aquarium, swirl twice, and compare to our color chart for fast and accurate results.The Scientific ApproachFor more detailed analysis, use the FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT, POND MASTER TEST KIT, SALTWATER MASTER TEST KIT, or REEF MASTER TEST KIT for precise readings of parameters.Pick One (or Two)Need to check your phosphate levels? What about ammonia? API offers specific test kits to test many different parameters, from general hardness and copper to pH and nitrate. Grab the one you need for a streamlined approach to testing.
Too much nitrites?
Too much ammonia?
Inappropriate pH levels?
Too much nitrates?
Too much phosphates?

Making a Better Underwater World

At API, we understand the rewards and relaxation of fish keeping because we have a passion for fish too. For over 50 years API has developed premium solutions with proven and effective results for your family and nutritionally superior food, because we’re dedicated to making a better underwater world.

Product description

Style:GH & KH

Keep your fish healthy and thriving by testing your aquarium water’s GH levels regularly with this easy-to-use API GH & KH TEST KIT for freshwater aquariums. Testing water parameters weekly helps prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish. Water hardness is a measure of the dissolved mineral content of water. There are two types: the general hardness (GH) and carbonate hardness (KH). When keeping freshwater fish and plants, the GH and the KH of aquarium water should match their natural habitat. The API GH & KH TEST KIT helps aquarists duplicate the natural habitat of their fish, as well as detect low KH levels, which can lead to rapid and wide pH shifts, stressing fish. API GH & KH TEST KIT contains KH test bottle, GH test bottle, instructions with color card, and two capped glass test tubes. With API Aquarium products, it’s easy to keep a beautiful saltwater, freshwater or reef aquarium. For over 50 years, API has been creating innovative, research-driven solutions that make it easier to care for your fish and aquarium. API Aquarium Treatment Supplies are designed to work in conjunction with each other to provide best results to control algae, promote healthy bacterial growth and help control and cure fish diseases and conditions such as ich and fin rot. They work to provide a safe, hospitable environment for fish such as tropical community fish, cichlids, goldfish and more. With API, you can spend more time admiring your fish, and less time scrubbing your tank. Make sure to use all products as directed in order to ensure the best results.

Chlorine test kit which rapidly treats fungal infections on body and fins of pond fish. It also treats internal and external bacterial infections.

chlorine neutralizer: this water conditioner instantly eliminates chlorine and reduces the toxicity of common heavy metals.

chlorine neutralizer

API Pond Chlorine & Heavy Metal Neutralizer, Instantly Makes tap Water Safe, Super Concentrated, 1 oz Treats 600 GAL of Pond Water, Use When Filling, Adding or Changing Water

  • Contains one (1) API POND CHLORINE & HEAVY METAL NEUTRALIZER Pond Water Neutralizer 32-Ounce Bottle
  • Removes harmful-to-fish chemicals from tap water to make water safe
  • Made with a super-strength, highly concentrated formula for effectiveness
  • Begins working instantly when used as directed
  • Use in freshwater ponds when filling, adding or changing water

Product description


Good water quality is the key to a healthy, beautiful pond. Tap water often contains chemicals such as chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals.

These disinfectants make water safe for drinking, but they are highly toxic to pond life. High levels of disinfectants destroy fish gill tissue, preventing the uptake of oxygen, which can lead to fish death. Even low levels will irritate delicate fish tissue.

Tap water must be treated before adding fish to make sure they remain healthy. API POND CHLORINE & HEAVY METAL NEUTRALIZER instantly removes chlorine and neutralizes chloramines.

It also detoxifies heavy metals such as copper, lead, zinc, and other heavy metals found in tap and well water.

Use this solution in freshwater ponds that are being filled for the first time, and when you’re adding or changing water in an existing pond in order to help protect pond life.

With API POND products, it’s easy to keep a beautiful pond. For over 50 years, API has been creating innovative, research-driven solutions that make it easier to care for your pond.

API POND Pond Treatment Supplies are designed to work in conjunction with each other to provide best results to control algae, promote healthy bacterial growth and help control and cure fish diseases and conditions such as ich and fin rot.

They work to provide a safe, hospitable environment for fish such as koi, catfish, perch, goldfish and more.

With API, you can spend more time admiring your fish, and less time scrubbing your pond. Make sure to use all products as directed in order to ensure the best results.

Dylox used to control anchor worms (Lernea), gill flukes (Gyrodactylus and Cleidodiscus), and fish lice (Ergasilus and Argulus).

Malachite green is effective against certain protozoan parasites and fungus infections of fish and eggs.

Betadine is an iodine compound used to disinfect eggs against bacterial infections and possibly viruses.

Methylene blue is effective against ectoparasitic and fungal infections.

Salt most useful chemicals in the treatment of external diseases of fish.

Formalin is one of the most often used chemicals in the treatment of external parasites of fish.

With the help of these medications, you will be able to cure your koi fish.

If you would like also to learn more about koi fish meaning

Author: Giovanni Carlo

I am a koi fish keeper and breeder a husband of beautiful wife Maybel and beautiful daughter May Carl I have been in fish keeping hobby for over 35 years. Like many kids in the 80's We catch fish in the rivers and canals and kept it in the "pasong" local visayan name for pond. or a large mayo bottle since We don't have aquariums yet on that time. decades later their is a small petshop open in my place and that starts me from buying aquarium and fishes that are sold in the pet store decades later start growing goldfish and koi fish until today.

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