All About Koi: Fish Facts — Koi Story

Read on to find out more about the differences and similarities between koi carp and goldfish.
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Polluted water does not have enough oxygen for your Koi to breathe. Dirty water also supports bacteria and other disease causing organisms. Common illnesses in Koi include white spot disease, Dropsy disease, Anchor worms, fish lice and ulcers. We, at The Pond Shack, can diagnose the illness and prescribe treatment. Generally, the symptoms of sick fish include lethargy, loss of appetite, rubbing its body against other objects in the tank, jumping behavior or redness on its body. Don’t feel discouraged with a sick Koi. With timely proper treatment, it/they will recover nicely! For more information about Koi health and medication, click here.
Read on to find out more about the differences and similarities between koi carp and goldfish.
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Modern colored carp, or Koi, probably didn’t exist before 1800, through the Chinese cultivated wild carp and inbred the golden variety, producing a goldfish-like carp which was prized because it grew so large. Carp are considered lucky by the Chinese; they also represent industriousness because they are “survivors” and fight strongly against raging torrents, serving as a good example for Chinese children. Work hard and persevere. A stamp was issued about 1900 to commemorate this philosophy. how about the white koi fish? what does it mean????? please anyone? i need to know... thank u
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Photo provided by FlickrThis is a great hub. Real interesting to know about the koi fish and the symbolism behind it for tats.
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The koi fish has profound meaning, according to Japanese legend. This meaning can vary depending on the fish’s orientation and color. Learn about the symbolism of the koi fish.To make sure a Koi pond right for you, read books about Koi to learn how they live and what type of care they require. Make sure you have the time and resources to maintain the fish and their habitat for many years. Search for Koi clubs in your area and research local nurseries for the best quality fish available.The koi fish has profound meaning, according to Japanese legend. This meaning can vary depending on the fish’s orientation and color. Learn about the symbolism of the koi fish.The capacity of your pond will determine how many Koi you can place in it. You don’t want to overstock the pond as this can cause excess pollution that can endanger the fish. The rule of thumb for a single small Koi is about 100 gallons for swimming. A single large Koi needs about 1000 gallons for swimming.Before you buy any fish, prepare your pond. For a beginning hobbyist, the pond size should be about 900 to 5000 gallons. The depth of the pond might range from 5 to 7 feet. A good Koi pond has both deep and shallow areas.Koi are not what you might consider a traditional pet, but they offer some of the same advantages. Koi can be a calming addition to an or an indoor pool or aquarium. Koi may look like large goldfish, . Koi are actually more closely related to the common carp. Here are several more interesting tidbits about these fish.We have convenient locations in Florida, New York, and New Jersey to help serve you better. Visit us to see our high quality koi fish, speak with an expert, or learn more about Koi keeping best practices. We welcome all visitors and hope to see you soon – please give us a call if you have any questions.If you have any more questions about pond and Koi keeping or want to share your own experiences with these beautiful fish, be sure to leave a comment below. Happy fishkeeping!