Whiskers, or ‘barbels,’ are one of the defining characteristics on a koi fish that make it easy to distinguish koi from their cousins, the goldfish. Otherwise, to the untrained eye, young goldfish and koi are difficult to tell apart. When do koi fry start to get their whiskers? Koi fry whiskers develop almost immediately, … Read moreWhen Do Koi Fry Start to Get Their Whiskers?
When you have a nice koi pond you will want to know what to do if your pH levels in your water get too high. So I decided to do some research on how to lower the pH level in a koi pond. Do you want to know how to lower the pH in a … Read moreHow to Lower the pH in a Koi Pond
If you keep goldfish and koi in your pond then they can interbreed because they both evolved from different species of carp. Goldfish were created through the practice of selectively breeding Prussian Carp. Koi were conceived through the selective breeding of the common carp to get their glossy color-schemes. The newbie fishkeeper might struggle to … Read moreHow to Tell the Difference Between Baby Koi and Goldfish?
The PH(potential of Hydrogen) level simply refers to how acidic or basic a substance is. A low pH level in your koi pond means that your water is way too acidic. This could mean trouble for your fish and could also cause death eventually. Lucky you there are things that you can do to get … Read moreHow to Raise a Low pH in Your Koi Pond?
A Koi pond can be a charming and attractive addition to your home, either as an outdoor yard feature or decorative indoor water garden. These “living jewels” and “swimming flowers” are known for a gracefulness in the water that most find people find relaxing and meditative. How small can a koi pond be? Not very small. … Read moreHow Small Can a Koi Pond Be?
A koi pond needs various things in its environment to help its resident koi live comfortably. Their vibrant colors are pretty but those same bright oranges and yellows draw attention to other things in their environment. Dinner-bells ring! So what are a Koi Fish’s Habitat Needs? You need pond netting cast over your pond to … Read moreWhat are a Koi Fish’s Habitat Needs?
You finally got that beautiful, relaxing koi pond built. To keep it looking that way you will need to maintain it. Algae is one of the problems you will have to tackle. So do you know how to get rid of algae in a koi pond? Plan and build your pond in a well-shaded area. … Read moreHow To Get Rid Of Algae In A Koi Pond?
Summer is in full swing this time of year. Your koi are probably enjoying the sunlight as it trickles down on their scales. Is your temperature actually helping or hurting your koi? What Is The Best Temperature For Koi Fish? Temperatures in the 60s to low 80s seems to be the best range of temperature … Read moreWhat Is The Best Temperature For Koi Fish?
Pet ownership is very popular around the world. It is apparent in the thriving pet food industries, grooming parlors everywhere, and pictures your crazy neighbor has in her wallet of her “cutest” cat she just has to show you. I own cats too so no offense to cat owning readers reading here. Owning a pet … Read moreWhat Is a Koi?