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Note: The articles provided here are hoped to be of interest to most Koi keepers. K.O.I. does not verify the information, nor does it expect the material to meet the higher standards of our ebooks or courses, so please be advised and use your own judgment if and when applying the info contained in these articles.

KHV Testing

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Submitted by Karen Pattist on Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:49

 

This white paper was written by Ling Jin, on the recommendation by K.O.I.  PLEASE SHARE with all breeders and dealers that you know, so everyone can understand the science behind KHV testing, and how to do it!  Please ALWAYS give attribution to Ling Jin AND K.O.I. when you re-print the paper.

YOU Can Guard Against KHV!

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Submitted by Karen Pattist on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:53

This article explains in exact detail how to quarantine Koi to prevent KHV from getting into your pond.  It contains the methodology, a complete equipment list, and all the considerations you need to think about.  If you've ever wanted to set up a simple Quarantine tank, sick tank or holding tank - WITHOUT NEEDING A FILTER, this article is for you!

Koi Math 101

Submitted by Norm Meck on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:16

By Norm Meck

This is an article that is needed by EVERY pond owner!  Learn about conversions, measurements and basic formula presented in an easy to understand way!

Pond Construction Types

Submitted by mikey on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:59

by Mike Anger

Pond building is a project most of us will undertake at some point as we continue to raise Koi. Many of us first started with the introduction of a water feature, added plants, perhaps some goldfish and then Koi. A few of us bought a house where the prior owner had some type of pond or fountain, and we too evolved into having a Koi pond. Whatever way you arrived here, we all wrestled with similar questions: how large, how much to spend what kind of filters, and what do we make it out of.

How to Buy a Microscope

Submitted by Lois Salaun on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:33

By Lois Salaun

It is highly recommended that all Koi hobbyists purchase their own microscope. A good microscope is an invaluable tool to help us diagnose parasites on our fish and is money well spent. This brief article will explain the basics of a scope and the minimum needed to view parasites on our Koi. Keep in mind that each added feature will increase the cost. The object is to buy a good quality scope for a reasonable price that will get the job done.

Fixing Your Club

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Submitted by Spike Cover on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 01:00

By Spike Cover

September 2012

I have been in clubs that survived and prospered and others that have gone by the way side. Here's what I've learned: People join koi clubs hoping to get more enjoyment from their hobby. With regard to club meetings, members generally like two things best:


!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right


 

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