A Koi owner in CT recently had to give up the hobby because otters would kill any Koi he put in his ponds. The following story is about a Koi owner in England who was finally able to defeat the otter the was killing his Koi and goldfish. Certainly straight-sided, deep ponds deter herons, but not otters!
While most salts and chems are BAD for Koi ponds, some new chem are now available. These still may be undesirable for Koi ponds, but they are apparently somewhat beneficial for lakes. Organic additives found in road salt alternatives -- such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt -- act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae and organisms that eat algae, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. Read the article by clicking on the title or picture.
Photo credit: Credit: Image courtesy of University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
We all know Koi ponds need filters, but so do aquaculture tanks using Koi or other fish. Read the full story abou the use of Bioreactors by clicking on the title or picture.
This post is from the website of a professional pond builder, so we know his goal is to sell ponds! But his comments come directly from 100's of clients that he built ponds for. I've removed specific products that he mentioned so this article would have more meaning to our readers (and K.O.I. does not tout any for-profit businesses) - but the link to the original article is at the bottom. Read the 8 Things by clicking on the title or picture...
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