Is soft water better for keeping koi?

This is a topic we have looked at before and we are revisiting, as some koi enthusiasts advocate keeping their fish in very soft water. Should you do the same?

Is soft water better for keeping koi?
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Koi fish the subject of an RSPCA investigation

It isn’t often that you hear about an RSPCA investigation into the treatment of a koi! It’s usually the treatment of dogs, cats and horses which hit the headlines but a recent case involved a koi and there is something of a mystery surrounding the fate of the unfortunate fish.

Koi fish the subject of an RSPCA investigation
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Koi pond sparks war between neighbours

Serene and beautiful, koi are symbols of peace, tranquillity, good fortune and prosperity. But not always! The fish sparked a war between neighbours in Birmingham recently. The ongoing battle was far from peaceful and ended up costing taxpayers £25,000!

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Otter raids formal garden in Canada

The Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a popular tourist attraction in Vancouver. The outside space is also much-loved by the locals. Creating a peaceful haven in the city, the garden is of important cultural significance and features a treasured collection of mature koi. It was modelled on the Ming Dynasty scholars’ gardens in Suzhou and is located in Vancouver’s Chinatown district. This was the first such garden to be built outside of china.

Otter raids formal garden in Canada

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