Monday, October 14, 2019

Koi Carb is most popular and lovely color pet

Koi Carb is most popular and lovely color pet.

Hello, koi carb fish fanatics, enthusiasts, and keepers! Whether you're an old pro breeder or just neophyte, there will be always something new to know about this wonderful fish. Here are some amazing koi facts. Have fun folks!
The cultivated and domesticated genre of ordinary carp is Koi carb fish. This fish is most popular with its lovely colors that have been made through discerning breeding. This fish becomes the chosen pet for some pet lovers. There are over 20 varieties of this fish that vary in color patterns and scales. Koi fish is originally from Eastern Asia. It dwells in freshwaters. Its beauty and increased popularity in the past century became the reason koi can be situated in the ponds all over the world. Since koi is abundant and kept in private and personal aquacultures, it is not considered an endangered species.

Koi carb fish

This fish can be as large as 3 feet in length, though the size of this kind varies in the living situations. Enough amounts of food and oxygen and suitable temperatures are essential for the proper growth of fish. Its color comes on varieties such as white, black, red, blue, cream and yellow. They are beautified with different spots. They can also be non-metallic or metallic.
Fish as lucky charms
Japanese people believe that this fish symbolizes wealth, prosperity, love, a successful career, and good fortune. I associate each kind of it with one of those core values.
Koi fish and goldfish are of the same progenitor. Though they have a resemblance in appearance, the former can be differentiated through the upper lip with barbells. They symbolize many virtues in Asian cultures. They are also recognized as signs of perseverance and endurance, as well as strength and individualism.

Koi Carb
Koi Carb

Food for koi fish

This fish is considered an omnivore that feeds on both plants and animals. It eats various kinds of fish. It consumes lettuce, watermelon, peas, and even its eggs. It can recognize its feeder after some time. Also, it can be easily trained to eat from someone's hand. It should be fed twice a day. These kinds of fish should be given an amount of food that they can consume within 5 minutes. They may tend to be begging or looking for good most of the time, but don't overfeed them. If you do, this can lead to poor water quality and obesity problems.

Koi carb feeding is an often overlooked facet of the outdoor pond hobby. Koi kept in northern climates will require special care before and after the hibernation season. Although not as important in warmer areas, the role of temperature in Pond Fish feeding is very important. As the temperature rises, so should the quantity and frequency of feeding. Since they have no stomachs, Koi require food conducive to proper digestion. Since their bodies are regulated by water temperature, Koi cannot digest food as well in colder temperatures.

In cold weather climates, care must be taken when providing food before and after hibernation. As the water temperature dips below 45° F, Koi's metabolism begins to slow to the point that digestion is severely slowed. Excess protein stuck in the digestive tract can lead to infection and infection, while hibernating is a formula for disaster. Therefore, when the temperature drops below 50° F, it is imperative to switch to a wheat germ based, low-protein food source. This is equally important during the spring when the temperature fist rises to above 45°. As the temperature rises back above 50, the food source can be switched back to a normal-protein staple diet. As the temperature rises further above 65, a higher protein, summer formula, can be used.

Without stomachs, Koi do not have the means to store nutrients, and as such, require consistent feeding to meet their nutritional requirements. Bear in mind that fish kept outdoors, even without a thriving natural environment, are provided the luxury of natural food choices. Insects, larvae, and plant and algae matter are all suitable food sources, often more nutritious than the prepared diets we provide. While the Koi may not thrive on naturally occurring food alone, it provides the supplementation necessary to keep the fish going between feedings. This will also afford you the opportunity to leave them unattended during short vacations. When it's possible, Koi should be fed several small meals per day to allow their digestion to properly function. When the temperature falls below 60, only a few feedings per week are needed, and below 50, only one or two feedings per week will be required.

Since Koi vary wildly in size, the easiest way to measure quantity when feeding is to follow the one minute rule. After one minute of feeding, there should be no excess food remaining. It may take several feedings to perfect this, and will change throughout the season, and as your fish grow. It is far more likely that your fish will be overfed than underfed and always remember that they have a natural food source to fall back on. Koi often appear to be perpetually hungry, but that is a more trained response to your presence than a fundamental requirement. Even though they may consume as much koi food as you provide, they can only digest so much of it. The rest passes through their system, resulting in an excess of nutrients and providing nuisance algae and weeds a strong fertilizer with which to grow.

Koi fish care

Koi fish desires water temperature of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. These fish can't tolerate drastic or rapid changes in temperature. It can live in temperate areas and lie dormant during the winter. It goes deep to the bottom of the pond and stays dormant until the weather change. These fish are very sensitive to too exposed to the sun. They might suffer sunburns if they live in ponds without enough shades. Shade gives several purposes in a koi pond. It aids to protect the fish from direct sunlight, abates the temperature of the water and also reduces the penetration of ultraviolet into the water. This helps reduce the risk of algae blooms. For the best outcome, it is best recommended to cover nearly 60 percent of the koi pond's surface with floating pond plants, such as water lilies. You may do once a month checking the state of your pond's vegetation and also you may add or replace pond plants on your preference.

Koi pond care beginners

Keeping Koi carb healthy can be difficult for newcomers to the hobby. It is easy to get confused with so much information available. One of the major problems I encountered when I first became interested in the hobby was people giving advice about koi whose knowledge was based around their experience in keeping a garden pond, a koi pond is quite different as koi grow much bigger than goldfish for example.

This article is not intended as a complete guide to keeping koi carb, but rather some points to consider and research further.

Koi Pond Water Quality

Water quality is key to the wellbeing of koi carp. Koi like their environment to be stable, fluctuations in temperature and PH swings will weaken a koi's immune system making them prone to infection and disease.

The key elements to good water quality and koi health are;

A large enough pond which is not overstocked
Adequate filtration system
Well-designed pond with good circulation and no dead spots where harmful bacteria can linger
Plenty of oxygen
The regular pond maintenance regime
Koi Pond Size

Koi carb are potentially quite large fish, a healthy koi should grow to around 2-3 feet in length. The bigger and deeper the pond the better but as a minimum, you should not think about putting koi in a pond which is not at least 1500 gallons with an average depth of around 4 feet. The water depth is quite important as a shallow pond will be more likely to have sudden temperature changes, particularly in spring and autumn which are times of the year when koi often suffer poor health. If you cant build a suitable pond of this size, you should consider goldfish or some other common pond fish that would be happy in a much smaller environment. Overstocking a koi pond is a common problem, a pond this size could potentially stock around 5 or 6 koi. Any more than this and no matter how good your pond filter, you are likely to suffer continued health problems with your fish, in particular, parasite infestations.

Koi Pond Filtration

A suitable koi pond filtration system should be installed. Do some research before purchasing your filtration unit, as many pond filters sold are not designed for a koi. The amount of food and resulting waste matter produced means a filter designed for a typical garden pond will not be able to cope.

A filter designed for a koi pond will usually have some kind of settlement area for solid waste to be removed prior to entering the biological filtration area. Usually, you would circulate the pond water through the filter around every 2 hours, so your choice of pond pump must be considered. Water flowing too fast will result in poor water quality.

Well Designed Koi Pond

A well-designed koi carb pond will have no sharp edges where koi could damage themselves and good circulation of water. Consider which area of the pond you are pumping the water from and where the water return is, for instance, you don't want your pump directly below your waterfall!

A pond that feeds the filters via gravity is usually preferential to a pump-fed system. Although more difficult to construct, the final results are much superior and the pond will be much easier to maintain.

Koi ponds have very little plant life, koi will eat and dig up most pond plants creating a mess within the environment.

Good Oxygen Levels

Plenty of oxygen is required, usually, a good waterfall will produce enough, but air pumps are widely available.

Pond Maintenance

Your filters will need to be cleaned on a regular basis, I clean mine weekly during the summer months. This is a key consideration when choosing your pond filter, as some filters can be more difficult than others to clean. Excess food, dead leaves, sludge, and any other unwanted items should be removed from the pond on a regular basis.


Constructing your pond correctly, choosing the correct filtration system, and a good maintenance regime should give you the quality of pond water required to keep your koi in top condition.

Koi fish aquarium

Koi grow fast and get very huge. For mature koi, you keep them in an outdoor pond of at least 3 feet deep, with 50 gallons of water per fish, while young can be situated indoors in an aquarium with enough water of at least 29 gallons. Place the aquarium in a quiet area away from direct sunlight. You may cover the aquarium with a cloth to lessen the reduction of evaporation. If you wish to transfer new koi to the aquarium, float them in the water inside the bag for 10 minutes to let them acclimate to the new water temperature.

Koi Carb
Koi Carb

Keeping koi carp in a tank

Sometimes, koi fish might not be eating during wintertime, but don't worry about it too much, it's common for them to stop eating at some points. To make sure of the wellness of your pet fish, you may give your veterinarian a ring if you notice symptoms such as unusual swimming pattern, thinness or change of appetite, abdominal swelling, inflamed or discolored skin or fins, fins clamped to sides of the body or scraping body on rocks. Though Koi take care of themselves most of the time, it is still up to you on how to keep their abode clean and furnish them with ample nourishment. They should be minimally touched or handled. Also netting them too often gives them stress. If they become stressed, their immune system is totally affected, which makes them more prone to bacterial infections.

To someone who is not that familiar with Koi, it may seem that all Koi are the same. This is quite far from the truth! Each Koi is unique in its coloring, shape, and patterns (such as dots or stripes). No two Koi are ever the same. The most popular Koi are the ones that are predominately red and white. According to the beliefs of Feng Shui, pure white or gold Koi are representative of fortune.

The best time to purchase Koi is during the cooler months when their metabolism is slower. Koi are actually a delicate fish and need to be cared for in a professional manner.

To avoid problems right from the start, always purchase Koi from a reputable Koi breeder/dealer. The environment of a good Koi breeder should be clean and well kept. The water should be clean and clear, not stagnant or murky. The breeder should be knowledgeable about all aspects of Koi and problems that some Koi experience. Do not be afraid to ask questions to see if the breeder's information matches the information that you have found during your research.

After you have found the right breeder, it is time to consider the Koi that you want to purchase. Buying young Koi carp is less expensive than buying a mature Koi and also gives you the opportunity to watch the Koi grow. Koi do not fully mature until around eight years of age and can live to the ripe old age of forty.

There are a few things to look for to ensure that you are purchasing a healthy specimen without infection. Make sure you look at the scales and ensure they are uniformly placed without damage. Secondly, look at the eyes and check to see if they are clear, not protruding, and are aligned properly. Also, look at the body of the Koi and check for any unusual black or white spots.

Even if the Koi passes the visual inspection, if it is not eating or swimming normally then there is something wrong with it so move on to the next specimen.

More people keep Koi Carb as pets

Keeping this kind of fish is now a global hobby. Though Koi keeping was almost only a Japanese practice during the 1960s, the occurrence of jet travel and polypropylene bags changed everything and the practice of koi keeping started spreading all over the world. Contrary to common belief, the koi is believed to have sprung in China. The fish later became a food source before the Japanese started breeding them for their aesthetic appeal.

Types of koi fish

The most popular variety of koi in Japan is with red and white koi called the Kohaku. In the United States, the Kohaku, the Taisho Sanke and the Showa Sanke are the most popular that comes with varieties of colors like a red, white, and black.
Smart fish pet
These fish are considered smart fish. They can be trained to eat from your hand and sometimes even with your mouth. This makes them adorable like any other pets. They are omnivores and munch on pond plants.

Koi Carb
Koi Carb

Butterfly koi fish

Butterfly koi is another breed of Asian carp. The color is determined by the type of carp that is bred as a koi. Butterfly koi are very famous for their long and flowing fins.


The Kohaku as we know it today was then simply called Hara-aka, around the 1930's the Kohaku was first documented as a breed of Nishikigoi and marked the beginning of many more Koi breeds.

Today there are fourteen official Koi breeds with a great many 'sub' breeds. At your local dealer, you will see a wide variety of breeds, many of which are more attractive to you than what you see on posters and in books. These fish are normally not officially categorized and your local dealer will probably tell you that it is a mix between two or three different variations but can not tell for certain. From this information, you may conclude that it could be a new breed or perhaps that it is worthless and not worth the trouble or money.

Koi as a great mate

Koi fish eat their young which happened in the mating process. The recently hatched offspring is called koi fry. In order to preserve the fry, They must be removed from the fray during the mating. If a koi keeper raises a highly bred koi, they can sell it for thousands of dollars.

Because this fish can produce such an array of bright colors, there is no surprise that each hue has developed a special meaning. Metallic koi connote business prosperity. Gold koi symbolizes wealth and prosperity. I believe a blue koi to offer serenity. Asagi koi of red, blue, and grey, in particular, symbolizes positivity in life. Black are believed to hold a patriarchal significance, with red belonging to the mother, blue to the son, and pink to the daughter.

Why is Koi so expensive?

A question many people have asked over the years: why is this koi so expensive? There is no real simple answer to this, as there are so many aspects to consider. Once you have gone through all the contributing factors, you will better understand why the price of Koi is high and why it's better to buy the more expensive koi and not from the bargain bin!

Koi fish are bred all over the world come in large mud ponds others in pre-designed concrete ponds. No matter the type of pond, what one must consider is the contents. First off, the parents or breeding stock in the pond in most cases are high-quality koi with monetary values in excess of $100 000!! Now, these fish must be fed all year round, and as they are fairly big and get fed only the best quality food, it is a very high expense. Then there is the risk that these fish may be some chance to catch a disease and die. The loss could very well be the cause of severe financial difficulties for the hatchery.

Any Koi keeper who has been keeping Koi for a few years and has some adult fish would have experienced a spawning. During a spawning Koi lay thousands upon thousands of eggs, thus asking with so many eggs and babies why the high price? This is simple to understand; At the egg stage, at least 20% of the eggs will normally either die-off from rot or fungus or from not being fertilized. Once the babies are born at least another 20% die off before reaching 1 inch. Working on a generous figure of 60% reaching 1 inch in length most farms will start the culling process. Where all the deformed and clearly 'bad' fish will be discarded, easily counting for another 25% of the hatchlings. After the initial culling process, the fry will continue on a high protein diet for a couple of weeks and on reaching 2 to 3 inches another session of culling will begin where another 15% is either discarded or ends up in the before mentioned bargain bin. The hard-working Koi breeder is now left with 20% of the total spawning, that is, if he had a good year!

Once the remaining fish are tallied and sorted into quality classes, they will be sold. This may mean a simple delivery if it is a local or a very costly flight if international! Your local Koi dealer will have to collect the fish from the airport, run through customs and get the fish back into his quarantine ponds before the bags run out of oxygen or even worst the water gets contaminated by high levels of ammonia. Naturally, the dealer now holds the risk of losing some fish, many fish or in a worst-case scenario all the fish within the first week of arrival!

I hope as the hobbyist you can appreciate the work that is not only put in by the hatchery or by your local Koi dealer just to have these fish available for you to buy but that you can truly comprehend the cost involved of each stage of the process just to get them to a point where they can be sold! Never mind the risk involved, especially so, for your local dealer who invests large amounts of money by bringing these fish into his store while knowing the risk he takes.

In conclusion, the next time you visit your local dealer and enjoy the privilege of selecting that one fish that you really want from the huge selection he offers. Take a step back and think of all the processes that got them there, all the risks that were taken, and perhaps you will better understand the price of Koi.

How to breeding koi fish

After you have spent a season or two enjoying your koi pond, your thoughts may turn to the swish of little fins. Deciding to start breeding your Koi is the easy part, but it is important to understand the process, to get the best results possible. The following are some tips and tricks to helping your Koi spawn successfully.

Tip 1 Timing is everything!

Koi typically spawn in the late spring and early summer months. If you have a pond outdoors, there isn't much that you have to do to get them in the mood. Once the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, they will instinctively begin to think about spawning. In fact, many Koi pond owners will find that their fish begin to reproduce with little or no help from them! Depending on where you live, however, spontaneous spawning can be difficult to achieve. This is especially true in areas of the country where it tends to stay cooler for longer. Pond heaters and artificial sun lamps can help facilitate the process if you are experiencing difficulty.

The presence of male Koi is another determining factor when it comes to spawning. Even if you have the ideal environment for spawning, your female Koi will not release their ripe eggs unless there is a male presence in the pond. This is usually not an issue, but something to think about if you have gone through several seasons with no offspring.

Tip 2 Preparing For the Spawn

How you set up your spawning area is up to you. Many breeders set up a separate spawning pool with a 1:1 male to female ratio. That way, it is easier to keep track of the adults, and you can easily remove or protect the eggs once they are laid. Regardless of where the spawning occurs, you will need to set up a safe area for the female to deposit her eggs. One of the easiest things to do is use breeding media that can be purchased at any pond supply store. Simply submerge the media in the water, and the fish will do the rest. You can also offer your Koi a variety of twigs and small pieces of brush, in which to construct a nest.

Tip 3 Relax!

You have set the scene, prepared the love nest, and made your Koi as comfortable as possible. Now, you just have to relax and let nature take its course! The act of spawning is something that is ingrained in their DNA and they will instinctively know what to do, with or without your guiding hand. So relax and start reading up on how to raise your fry.

Fish in the backyard

A koi pond's glittering surface adds a sense of aesthetic beauty and tranquility to your backyard, though what lies underneath is its magical effect. Koi fish, which are considered colorful carp that can be as large as the lengths of 4 feet or more, is an addendum to lively sparks of color and life and beauty to your garden.

Fish pond cleaning

Koi fish remove a lot of waste materials from their bodies. If these will be combined with natural debris from aquatic areas, dirt flows from the edge of the pond and organic matter fall into the pond. This makes the koi pond's water immediately polluted. Pond's water should get cleaned and/or replaced with fresh water every 4 to 6 months. By putting on the pond with fresh water as the existing water evaporates will not help to clean it, because it does not remove actual water constraints but concentrating and polluting them.

Feeding your Koi Carb

This fish can be compulsive consumers with huge appetites to succor their continuous growth. For the great outcome, use fish food labeled for koi fish, because these foods have pigments that supplement the fishes' natural colors.

It is important, to give your Koi fish the right Koi fish food and to provide them with all the proper nutrients they need and to give them the correct amount. This allows the fish to keep healthy and grow to a perfect size. There are several types of food for pond fish, all of which are affordable. To find the correct food for your fish is important to ensure a well populated pond for many seasons.

Nishikoi pond foods are an excellent food for your fish, providing them with the correct balance of nutrients that they require. In this brand of food, there are several types to choose from. If, for example, your pond has small fish and you feed them more frequently, there is Nishikoi staple small pellet. 

If your pond contains larger groups of fish or larger fish then you can use the medium pellet. Those ponds having a variety of fish can use the pond cocktail of the same brand.

Another brand of food available for feeding Koi and even goldfish is Tetra pond foods. They come in different varieties including sticks and pellets. Pellets come in two varieties of small or medium. Sticks are excellent for long term feeding or if you have larger fish in your pond who like to eat a lot more. It may sound silly but the sticks actually encourage socialization among all the different fish.

Most fish pond owners will know that smaller fish need to be fed using smaller pellets, and fed more frequently while larger fish prefer the medium pellets and have longer intervals in between feeding. It is important to feed your fish the correct type of food to suit the species in question. Laguna food also makes suitable food for feeding to Koi and goldfish alike.

It can sometimes be difficult trying to find a suitable food offering one with all the desired nutrients to feed two fish of different varieties when there may be several of each in the pond. To make life easier, finding one simple food to suit both fish is like finding a packet of gold.

King British pond fish food has also got numerous types of food suitable for feeding Koi fish and goldfish as, generally speaking, most people keep two varieties of fish in their pond to enjoy the different colors of the species. This brand, like most of the other brands, offers floating sticks which you can add to the pond. These become extremely useful if you are going away for a weekend as you can leave several sticks on the water.

Check the water pH

A koi pond would either be best with alkaline or acidic. Koi gets larger best in water that quantifies from 6.5 - 9.0 pH scale, which can be measured using a pH test kit. Water with a little amount of pH, which is the acidic water, can be regulated and balanced. You just have to add one teaspoon of baking soda into pond water with 500 gallons, standby, and wait for 12 hours before retesting it. Repeat as needed until the water pH is in the conditional range for a koi. Likewise, water with a high pH which is known as alkaline water can be balanced using vinegar. You may use one-fourth cup of vinegar for every 500 gallons of water, wait for hours and then retest the pond water.

Monitor Water Hardness for pet Koi Carb fish

Water hardness is about how much magnesium and calcium is present in the water, and can be checked using a testing kit that is available mostly in pond stores. These fish thrive best in water that has great hardness. Failure to meet adequate hardness may affect how the fishes' gills work. If in case there is too much hardness on pond's water, there are available over-the-counter pond hardness kits specially made of lime powder that can elevate the pond's hardness.
Sometimes, because we are overwhelmed with the results of the koi keeping, we neglect to consider things that may affect the health of our pets. The following tips may be your guide to ensure the continued life span of your beloved koi fish.

Don't do overfeeding

Never overfeed your fish. They must only be given enough food as they can consume in two minutes two times a day. If you have a huge filtration capacity and you are trying to augment your Koi's growth rates, providing them more than the recommended quantity of Koi food will just make the pond water polluted. Unconsumed food will increase fish waste and will cause poor water quality. Poor water quality can result in fish health problems. In the reason, overfeeding may also cause your fish to gain too much weight. Though overfeeding is easy to avoid, just give them an ample amount of food they need.

Never do overstocking

It's very inviting and overwhelming to have a pond swarming with different varieties of Koi fish. Just remember that overstocking may just as easily happen when a lot of a small Koi that live in the pond become large Koi. Since filtration only worked well when the fish were small, this might not be sufficient to hold the fish load when they become larger in size. Though overstocking might be prevented with painstaking planning. You may just allow per fish in the pond to have 150 - 500 gallons of water. And if your pond is overstocked, reducing only the stocking quantity or expanding your pond and putting more filtration will resolve the problem.

Koi Carb
Koi Carb

Koi pond filter and pump

Neglecting or irregular filtering & pumping a pond can lead to poor water quality and poor water quality may cause poor Koi health. Always update and upgrade your filter and pumping system. Because the proper filter and pumping system that may you have today might not be tomorrow. As the fish grow, the quantity of waste they turn out will also increase. So the best thing to do is adding to and enhance the filter and the pumping system will keep the pond clean and filtered.

Koi Herpes Virus

Something that you have to look out for in your koi fish pond is a virus called KHV (Koi Herpes Virus). This is a deadly virus that has been seen worldwide; Asia, the USA, Israel, etc. There is no getting rid of this virus as it sticks with the fish for a lifetime and just like it does with any other herpes virus what has been known to happen is that even when a fish doesn't show the symptoms but carries the virus it is still considered a carrier and can spread this infection to others. For reasons such as this, you want to make sure that any new fish that you buy does not go onto spreading this.

The more that you know about the virus, the easier you will be able to spot it and reduce the spreading of it. So what things do you need to know about the virus?

Once infected, a fish will be a carrier, regardless of whether they show any symptoms of the virus. So keeping this in mind you will understand that if you get your hands on an infected koi and put it with other ones, then it shall go onto spreading about the infection.

At the moment, there is no cure that has been discovered that can help rid your fish of this infection.

Stress can make it easier for fish to become infected so you will want to make sure that your fish aren't stressed from not having a clean pond or not having enough food, etc.

There are plenty of ways to spread the infection, not just coming in contact from other fish but you can make the mistake of using the same water, tools and even handling other fish and the infected without making sure your hands have been thoroughly cleaned afterward.
When you're buying new fish, it is recommended that you quarantine them from your population for no less than 15 days, in this time you will be able to know whether they are infected or not by the symptoms that they show. If they don't show any symptoms at this point in time, then chances are low that they have the virus.

If you do happen to have an infected koi fish and it spreads to your group, then what you might have to do is go through depopulation which would mean getting rid of the entire population as this would mean that the infection can't be passed on at all.

As mentioned before you will want to make sure that when you put your koi in quarantine that you fully isolate them to make sure that there is minimal chance of spreading this virus. This means using separate water, tools, food and also making sure that your hands have been cleaned when using anything that you are going to be using on your regular fish as this could to end up spreading to them and cause you more problems than you want.

Proper cleaning procedure of tools and your hands should be done if you want to make sure that your koi fish pond doesn't end up being infected with the koi herpes virus then make sure that you follow these tips.

How to quarantine fish

Make sure that before adding a Koi to your pond, it underwent initial quarantine to prevent parasites, bacterial or viral infections into your own pond. So you must quarantine each Koi that will plunge into your pond. The quarantine period must be at least three weeks' duration. If there are no issues met by then, the quarantined or treated fish should be safe to dive into your pond.
You may get one now if you don't have yet. Though it would be best if you choose the pet that interests you, this fish is best recommended for fish lovers and fish keepers. Dive and plunge with your koi fish now. These fish are great pets!