All the tranquility and
mystery that is associated with the East is evident in the grace and
patterns of champion Koi.
Their striking appearance and gentle manner
have made Koi incredibly popular among pond owners the world over.
One look at these full-color
photos and you'll see why Koi are so sought after. Their brilliant
colors and gleaming combinations make them mesmerizing objects for any
pond., and their friendly nature makes them affectionate pets, even
coming up to the surface for kisses. This is the definitive source on
caring for these intriguing fish and the waters in which they swim.
Colored carp all
descended from the wild carp which probably originated in
Persia. Wild carp are called "Koi" in Japanese. Later
on the tem "koi" was applid to all carpk both the wild
and the colored. The Japanese now have a special word for wild
carp which is "Magoi." Colored and inbred Magoi
are called Koi. Those Koi which have been bred for color are
called "Nishikigoi." Many Japanese use the word
"Koi" to indicate wild carp. However, the terms
"Koi" has taken on a secondary meaning in most of the
world. "Koi," to most of the English speaking world,
means the colored carp which the Japanese refer to as the "Nishikigoi."
More can be found here.
Here, I will share with you
a wealth of straightforward, hands-on advice, along with tips from Koi
owners across the Asia regions. Learn more than just how to create a
healthy pond, but what lies beneath it in order to keep it that way.
Know the pitfalls before they happen, and see how to circumvent them
Many advice from veteran koi
keepers on what to look for when buying, right down to conditions in the
store and what type of net should be used. You will even find tips on
what to do if your fish jump out of the holding container.
Detailed and easy-to-grasp
information on topics such as what foods to feed at different water
temperatures, understanding bio-filtration, wet-dry trickle filter
system, and more, guarantees many years of success for your Koi.