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Rock Bottoms and Gravel Koi Ponds

So what is the deal with gravel koi ponds? Hop on any forum chat or social media post thread and you will get quite a bit of vitriol surrounding the use of rock on the bottom of koi ponds. More often than not, those that have had experience with it (specifically a negative one) will […]

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Fright Fish: Halloween Koi

As the veil between the underworld and living world is drawn back on Old Hallows Eve, the more sinister elements of the koi world surface and perpetuate their darker purpose. There is nothing sweet about these ghoulish koi, view at your own peril…. The Kohaaaaaarghku A member of the Goresanke family, this nightmarish character is considered […]

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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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