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Every Pond Needs a Shusui

Every Pond Needs a Shusui If you’re collecting all varieties of Koi then your pond needs the addition of a Shusui. As the original Doitsu variety of Koi, Shusui brings a touch of blue to your pond. Shusui (shū-swee) is a non-metallic light blue-gray koi with only Doitsu scales. The blue coloration is accented with Hi that appears below the lateral [...]

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Understanding the Bekko Variety

The Bekko is a non-metallic two colored koi. It will have a solid base color of white, red, or yellow. The second color is black. It will have Sumi (black) markings on the body. Bekko is a very simple appearing koi and one of the oldest varieties. This variety had fallen out of favor, but is steadily making a [...]

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Top 5 Places to Perform Skin Scrapes on a Koi Fish

The purpose of taking a skin scrape is to obtain a sample of mucus from koi’s cuticle, or slime coat, to analyze under a microscope. The mucus specimen is examined for significant parasitic existence and identification, and as a precursor to treatment. Parasites are always present in low numbers but when koi become stressed parasites will flourish, become [...]

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Top 10 Symptoms Suggesting Parasite Infestation on Koi:

1.)  Flashing and darting, or rubbing on pond edges. If koi fish are being bothered by parasites you will see them flash or dart about. Many times it appears as if they are trying to rid an irritant or shake something off of their back. Occasionally they will shake their head as if to dislodge something irritating their gills. 2.)  Loss [...]

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2014 Koi Show News

Congratulations to our friends and customers who entered their Kloubec Koi in the Midwest Pond & Koi Society’s 22 nd Annual Koi Show. The show was held at the Darien SportsPlex, near Chicago on July 11-13, 2014. THREE Major Trophies and seven First Place awards were received by hobbyists who entered their Kloubec Koi, as well as many ribbons. Ray and [...]

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Momotaro Filter Media - Make Miracle Water

This is the Authentic Bacteria House filter media from Japan. Momotaro filter media is sold in 10lb incremements Approximately 5 pcs of media per 10lbs Media Dimensions 3" diameter and 15" long Can be cut into smaller pieces to fit application “Bacteria House filter media may be the best filter media on the planet for use in koi ponds and [...]

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Understanding Kigoi and Akame Kigoi

The Kigoi are often overlooked. They can be easily over-shadowed by the flashy or sparkly varieties of Koi. But once you learn to understand the Kigoi you might just become infatuated with its scrumptious yellow-ness. The Kigoi variety is a yellow, single colored, non-metallic koi that belongs in the Kawarigoi class. You may remember that the Kawarigoi is a catch-all class [...]

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​Kohaku: How to Evaluate the Two Colors on a Kohaku

A Kohaku is a white koi fish with red markings. The white base color of the fish is called Shiroji. (sheer-row-gee). The Shiroji base may be more important than the red pigmented markings or the pattern of the markings. Many times the Shiroji base is overlooked by hobbyists as they search for specific patterned fish. A very good base [...]

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Iphone and Android Shopping App

We have just released and are currently testing out a shopping app for Apple and Android devices.  We will have special deals and offers for app users and it is an easier way to shop via your mobile device Downloads: Apple:  Android: 

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Kloubec Koi Friendly Bacteria: Get Your Pond Started!

Every pond and water garden needs beneficial bacteria for the nitrogen cycle to run smoothly and efficiently. The nitrogen cycle in a koi pond is the process of breaking down fish waste, toxic compounds, and other debris by good bacteria. It is a natural process which occurs in well-balanced aquatic environments such as large ponds and lakes. The nitrogen [...]

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