Karasu. The Crow. Pronounced kar-rah-soo, it gets its name because of its deep, jet black color. An almost completely black koi, this Kawarimono class koi will often have
No matter how novice or veteran of a koi keeper you are, there’s much to learn when it comes to maintaining the delicate balance of your pond water.
One of the sad facts about becoming a koi keeper is that when you build your koi pond outside, your koi become part of the circle of life.
Freezing winter temperatures and extreme weather conditions can severely impact the safety of your koi fish. Learn how to help your koi thrive in frigid conditions.
Heron. Nothing stirs up dread in a koi owner quite like that word. The Great Blue Heron, or ardea herodias as it’s known scientifically, is a scourge to
What an Otter Shambles. At least that is what the headlines should read about the recent koi loss tragedy at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in
Unlike a quick list of dos and don’ts guiding the morality of the human race, koi keeping requires many more commandments. It was incredibly difficult, but we managed
As a koi keeper, you only have so much control over your koi. However, what you do have control over is their environment—the water. Wiser heads have said
As the moon rises over ponds this All Hallow’s Eve, the most macabre and monstrous of beasties come from the darkest depths to feed on fare most foul.
Summer is gone and spring is a ways off. However, the business of keeping koi never ends. A little maintenance before winter sets in can make it an