The ornamental aquatic hobby exists because of our enchantment with the striking beauty of the many thousands of different fish species – and no more so than in the world of koi. Admired for their size, grace and beauty, it stands to reason that if we . . . → Read More: Enhancing koi colour with koi food
Feeding koi should not simply be regarded as satisfying their hunger. It is an opportunity. We have seen that a koi’s diet is instrumental when endeavouring to improve their health and growth. The final of the 3 most desirable characteristics that can be enhanced through their . . . → Read More: Feeding koi goldfish to enhance colour
Living in a world where biggest is best and quantity dominates quality, it stands to reason that we have the desire to see our koi grow to their full potential, and a sizeable potential at that.
Koi can grow to an enormous size, with several varieties now . . . → Read More: Growing big koi pond fish
I have just returned from my local koi dealer who has taken delivery of a shipment from Japan that included some magnificent 8-10″ Sanke. I didn’t buy any because I have some from the same breeder in my own pond. However, when I returned to compare . . . → Read More: Koi colour is fading. What can I do?
Every environment shares problems if the inputs into the system are out of balance with the rate at which they are removed or broken down. Currently, on a global basis, this is the case with CO2 and the earth’s atmosphere and it is also true for . . . → Read More: Koi food affects pond water quality
A koi food is formulated to satisfy many different demands – performing a host of different functions
Function 1: Complete and balanced diet. A koi food must satisfy the basic nutritional needs of our koi, so that they are able to maintain their health and vitality, as . . . → Read More: Koi food functional ingredients
As consumers, we’ve never had access to as much information abut our purchases than we do today. Our biggest problem in this ‘Information Age’ is that we just don’t have the time to take it all in. This means we have to be more selective about . . . → Read More: Koi food label. Understanding a koi food label
Fried, scrambled, poached, or boiled (soft or hard). Eggs are such a convenient, tasty and versatile food that we can choose to cook them in one of many ways. And whatever form we choose to accompany our bacon, their nutritional content will largely be unaffected.
To some . . . → Read More: Koi Food Types
The two most widely debated topics amongst koi keepers are nutrition and filtration.
This is very understandable when these two areas of the hobby are likely to have the greatest combined impact on koi health. As filtration is a very ‘hands-on’ and practical aspect of koi keeping, . . . → Read More: Koi Food. Feeding for health.
Q: I am aware that there are many different types of Koi food available, which seem to offer different benefits to my Koi. What is the purpose of the different foods? Should I change my Koi’s diet at different times of the year? Should I stop . . . → Read More: Koi food. Feeding koi throughout the year
Koi and all other fish are just like us in that they have particular dietary requirements. Naturally, koi will scavenge and root around a pond bottom as an aquatic pig eating worms, algae and debris, but where they are stocked in an artificial garden pond their . . . → Read More: Koi pond fish foods
I remember at school, when asked to write a story as part of an English exercise, immediately asking the teacher ‘How long should it be, Sir?’ I would be surprised if a large number of us have not been in that position, and received the predictable . . . → Read More: Koi. Feeding for growth.
This affects all koi foods sold after 1st September 2011.
As koi keepers, we are interested in maintaining the health of our koi. After water quality, the food we feed our koi has the greatest influence on their health, growth and well being. We can take advice . . . → Read More: New Koi food label changes due to EU regulation 767/2009 can confuse koi keepers
Pond Food for a growing market
The start of the pond season is determined largely by the weather, and gets a kick start for real over the Easter Holiday weekend. Likewise, the end of the outdoor aquatic season is marked by the return of autumnal temperatures around . . . → Read More: Pond Food. A growing market.
We eat on average, 3 times a day, and according to a survey on lifestyle, we can expect to spend a total of 5 years of our life eating. Quite a full time occupation!
Pond fish are quite different, and compared with our gastronomic timetable, their eating . . . → Read More: Pond Koi fish foods. FAQs
When we read terms such as ‘innovative’ or ‘technologically advanced’, we expect to hear them used with reference to the IT or electronics sector where the development of new technology is the lifeblood of the industry.
One would be forgiven for not associating the koi hobby with . . . → Read More: Pond Koi Food Innovations
If a would-be pond or koi keeper were to flick through the pages of a koi magazine, there may well be the danger of them being put off keeping koi by the apparent number of problems that may present themselves to a hobbyist.
Not only can such . . . → Read More: Why are my koi colour’s fading in my pond?