Category Archives: Fish Health and Medications

Spring time parasites and treatments

As the water starts to warm up during the spring months so do the parasites and algae. Algae can be controlled by adding Algaefix as a chemical additive or by turning on the UV Sterilizer. String algae will grow well … Continue reading

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Shinju Koi Food

9/2/2012 – Trying a new Koi food; Shinju White Pearl – Premium All Season. supposedly gives stronger whites and leaves little waste (similar to Hikari I have been using). It sells for $90 (local retail with tax) for an 8lb … Continue reading

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Potassium Permanganate in a koi pond

WARNING: DO YOUR RESEARCH IN SEVERAL SITES BEFORE ATTEMPTING. Last week I embarked on a different treatment for my pond. After reading several articles about parasites, fungus, bacteria, and all other sorts of nasties that live in the pond I … Continue reading

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Pond heating in winter

I saw someone was offering a ThermaKoi pond heater for $700 on craigslist the otherday and it got me to researching more about pond heaters and other options. According to Peter Waddington at KoiKichi.com today’s Koi are not four season … Continue reading

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Fall Preparations for a koi pond

Since the temperatures are beginning to drop here in north Georgia I have started to research and think about how my koi and pond will survive the coming winter. Fall is not the time to ignore the pond and is … Continue reading

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The color migrations of Koi

After clearing up the green water this week I noticed my koi had different colors than previously. The asagi looked a paler blue while his reds have diminished. The kujaku’s reds and oranges have spread, but his blacks have almost … Continue reading

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Cost of water changes vs chemical additives

Bingo, the lights are on and somebody is home!!!! I just came to major realization while chatting with my friend Chuck Jones of Wet Pets (KOI Farm in Dahlonega GA). Water changes are the only method for removing harmful bacterias … Continue reading

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Koi death

Sooner or later all Koi owners lose a fish. I went out of town for the weekend and when I returned I found my smallest fish in deep distress. His sides were red and he had an ulcer on his … Continue reading

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Koi Food – Saki Hikari

order hereI have been feeding my koi the standard Hikari Wheat germ food. They seem to like it and the colors are vibrant and fish are looking very healthy. While at Wet Pets the other day the owner recommended their … Continue reading

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Pond Air Pump – Aeration

In talking to koi keepers and while researching pond health I continually came across the importance of aeration of the pond. Apparently the air movement through the water increases oxygen levels in the pond through contact with the water. Oxygen … Continue reading

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