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Sansai and Yansai Grow Out

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Sansai and Yansai Grow Out

These fish went into our $250,000+ mudpond on July 23, 2016. They are being fed exclusively Nijikawa Growth, freeze-dried krill, and tofu. The automatic feeder feeds them 4 times per day. The ikeage will be October 1, 2016. Buy them now because their price will go up after we pull them! These fish will be ready in time to enter them into the Atlanta Koi Show in October. On a side note, we are doing the same thing with some tosai here: https://www.thekoistore.com/blogs/news/tosai-grow-out.    Please email sales@thekoistore.com or CALL 706-769-8951 to place your order. **Warranty information- If koi dies in the mud, a...

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Growout Opportunity Sponsored by The Koi Store for the 2016 Atlanta Koi and Goldfish Show

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Growout Opportunity Sponsored by The Koi Store for the 2016 Atlanta Koi and Goldfish Show The Koi Store - Corporate Sponsor for the 2016 Atlanta Koi and Goldfish Show - is offering a unique and educational opportunity to koi enthusiasts.  This opportunity starts now and will culminate at the 2016 Atlanta Koi and Goldfish Show being held on October 8th and 9th at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  30 of the best imported Japanese tosai were put into a 200,000 gallon growout mudpond on July 31, 2016.  This pond has massive aeration and is netted to protect from...

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The Dangers of Tap Water and Why You Need a Dosatron

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The Dangers of Tap Water and Why You Need a Dosatron

            “Did I turn off the water, are my fish okay, where are my shoes, I need a robe.” These thoughts rush through your head as you sprint for the backdoor and hurry to your pond. You get there to find out that all of your fish are dead, even the one you bought as a fry and named after your recently deceased grandmother. Now you are going through that loss again!             Don’t let this be you. We offer an addition to your koi pond called a dosatron. But, before we get into the details of the dosatron, let’s take...

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Why Install a Heater On Your Koi Pond?

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Why Install a Heater On Your Koi Pond?

Keep your koi healthy year-round by controlling water temperature with a heater. Fluctuations in water temperature can cause a decline in koi health. With a heater on your pond: Water temperature will not fluctuate (the heater will keep temp +/- 2 degrees of set point Koi can be healthy at many temperatures (40-95F), but swings in temperature stress them Koi will be stronger in early spring Spring is the worst for temperature swings Koi are weakest coming out of winter Reduced early spring koi disease and/or deaths Biological Filter can remain active all year Quicker start time for biological filter...

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Necropsy of a 26 inch Aka Matsuba

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Necropsy of a 26 inch Aka Matsuba

Introduction This Aka Matsuba died with no warning. All other fish in the pond appeared healthy. There were no external lesions or evidence of trauma. We performed a parasitology scan. We ran a mineral analysis of the pond water. This analysis returns concentrations of 16 trace elements, including heavy metals, with resolution in parts per million (ppm). It also returns acidity and hardness.  Our client requested necropsy and histopathology to determine cause of death. A necropsy is an autopsy on an animal. The histopathology looks for abnormalities in tissues. It is important that the tissues have not been frozen. Freezing destroys...

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