How to acclimatise koi to a new environment

It is crucial to acclimatise a koi to the water if you are returning or introducing it to your pond. You may have purchased a new fish, removed a fish temporarily for treatment, taken a fish to a show or built a new pond. In all cases, your koi should be acclimatised to the water. Continue reading “How to acclimatise koi to a new environment”

Much Loved Koi Killed By Otters

Junette Robinson lives near the River Stour in Christchurch Dorset. She has kept a large pond for 30 years and this featured her treasured collection of koi. One morning she went outside to feed her fish and was horrified to discover Continue reading “Much Loved Koi Killed By Otters”

Garden Ponds Could Aid Spread of Disease in Frogs

A recent study has suggested that garden ponds could play a significant role in the spread of ranaviruses, diseases which infects amphibians, reptiles and fish. These diseases have devastated frog populations in the UK in recent years. Continue reading “Garden Ponds Could Aid Spread of Disease in Frogs”

Don’t Top Up Your Pond with Tap Water

If you’re an experienced pond keeper, then you almost certainly know that you shouldn’t top up a pond with tap water, but there are many people out there who are not aware of the dangers. Surveys have shown that more than half of the ponds in Britain are in a poor condition and that tap water is largely to blame. Continue reading “Don’t Top Up Your Pond with Tap Water”

Koi Security

Sad stories of lost and stolen Koi are depressingly common. As we know, Koi are often such brightly coloured fish that they’re hard to miss and this makes them more prone to falling victim to predators. Koi are also coveted by people, some can have a significant value so it should come as no surprise that they are frequently stolen. A misconception that all Koi are extremely valuable certainly doesn’t help.

If your Koi are your pride and joy then you should always be taking steps to protect them because your stock may very well be Continue reading “Koi Security”

Protect Koi from Heron – Koi Predators

In the United Kingdom there are a number of species that pose a direct threat to Koi stock. As a Koi keeper, knowing about these predators and how you might protect Koi against them can literally be the difference between life and death for your stock. Continue reading “Protect Koi from Heron – Koi Predators”