How to Secure your Koi Pond from Predators

A bird eating a koi carp

Keeping koi is certainly a challenge. Aside from creating an ideal and stable aquatic environment for them to thrive in, keeping koi healthy and protected from predators are additional tasks that need to be undertaken seriously on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the koi’s bright colors can easily attract predators. Against the green pond background, koi […]

Koi Ponds Tips – Water Chemistry and Oxygen Levels

Waterfall aerating a koi pond

Water quality is a very important factor in creating an ideal condition for the inhabitants of a koi pond. The condition of the water in the pond strongly influences the koi’s health and well-being. Poor water quality paves the way for various health problems that can endanger the pond inhabitants. With proper care and foresight, […]

Do Koi Carp Sleep?

Do koi carp sleep?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “do koi carp sleep?”. You may assume that koi do sleep at some point; but is that correct? And, if so, how do koi sleep? How often do they sleep? And how can you tell they are sleeping? Read on to learn more…

Can Koi Carp Bite You?

Can koi carp bite you?

Many of us will have seen koi owners and enthusiasts feeding their fish directly from their hands, and for many koi owners, having tame koi like this is one of the biggest rewards of fish keeping! However, when you take into account how large koi carp can potentially grow, and the size of their mouths, […]

Do Koi Carp Have Teeth?

Do koi carp have teeth?

Koi carp have relatively large mouths compared to the size of their head and body, and can often be seen opening and closing their mouths near to the surface of the water. But do koi carp have teeth? Koi will sometimes feed from your hand when they are very tame, and will sometimes mouth around […]