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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Koi Fish

 

 

1. They are illegal in the state of Maine

In 2014, a woman named Georgette Curran had her Koi forcibly removed from her residence after a failed attempt to legalize Koi keeping in her home state. Having a Koi pond and keeping Koi fish is currently legal in 49 out of 50 states. She fought all the way to the state supreme court, but was ultimately rejected when they upheld the lower court’s ruling.

 

 

Koi Fish: A Beginners Guide

 

 

Koi fish are colored carp that live in man made ponds. Keeping them as pets is can be fun and relaxing hobby.

 

 

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5 Common Koi Keeping Mistakes

Overfeeding

Koi fish should only be given as much food as they can eat in a couple minutes, twice a day. Unless you have a large filtration capacity and you are trying to boost your Koi’s growth rates, giving them more that the recommended amount of Koi food will pollute the pond water.

 

4 Sources of Koi Stress

A low stress environment is crucial for successful Koi keeping. Use the following tips to help create a better home for your Koi.


5 Smart actions that will help your Koi make it through winter

Winter is a difficult season for Koi care. Use the following tips to help your Koi make it through the frozen months.


1. Keep your pond clean

This one is a no brainer. Leaves, sticks and even garbage can end up in your pond during the Fall. Leaving them in the pond through the winter will cause the DOC (dissolves organic compound) levels in the water to rise. Clumps of leaves and debris also provide the perfect environment for anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria release hydrogen sulfide into the water, which is poisonous to your fish.

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