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5” Imported Calico Ryukin

Ryukin Fancy Goldfish: What You Need to Know

Although Chinese in origin, the Ryukin Fancy Goldfish was originally bred from the common Fantail on the Ryukyu Island archipelago between Japan and Taiwan in the late 1700s. It is from this string of 55 islands that the Ryukin draws its name. They are a popular variety in both the US and Japan. This is probably […]

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Koi Ponds, Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricanes can be incredibly destructive in both force and outcomes. There have been some in the recent past that no one would probably have thought possible. As a koi keeper, the thought of limiting the amount of damage flooding or power outages is daunting. But it can be done. If you have a koi pond […]

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Two Kujaku Koi forming a Heart

Koi Personalities: Which Arkoitype Are You?

According to Carl Jung, the father of modern analytical psychology, there are enough repeating patterns in human behaviors that they seem to transcend culture and race. Indeed, he believed that there are 12 archetypal traits that formed part of a person’s psychological makeup. This “collective unconscious” makes some traits familiar to us, and something that […]

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Our Top 21 Koi Memes

Over the years, we’ve shared more than a few fantastic pictures of koi. Here are some memorable koi-centric memes with some words that we thought were worthy of sharing, too. These memes captured some of the more whimsical side of koi (and fish) keeping. As we say here at Next Day Koi, “DLYMBD” (Don’t Let […]

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Koi in a mud pond

Koi Mud Ponds

What is a Koi Mud Pond It’s a pond. With mud. And koi. The End. It may be that, and at one point, that is exactly what it was, but to koi enthusiasts, that answer is likely to get you dirty looks—at the very least. Contrary to popular belief, a koi mud pond is not […]

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Koi and Color Loss

Color loss. It’s a great source of concern (and irritation!) for many koi kichi. To see the colors for which this fish is famed lessen, change or disappear completely is not only saddening, but to some, maddening. So why do koi lose their color? Perhaps it is important to look at where the colors come […]

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snake head out the water in a koi pond

Koi Ponds and Snakes

Probably the most worrisome part of cohabitating with snakes is the fear of being bitten. But for koi owners and their koi ponds, it’s the idea that they can lose some to predation by snakes. Especially in those states where snakes are commonplace visitors. There are 160 species of snake in North America. Only 20 […]

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