Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are Koi?

A.  Koi are ornamental domesticated varities of the common carp.  The word "koi" comes from the Japenese.  In Japan koi are symbols of love and friendship.  Koi have many different colors.

Q. How do I calculate pond size?

A.  Length x Width x Depth (feet) x 7.5 for rectangle

      Length x Width X Depth (feet) x 6.2 for circle of odd shape

Q.  How many koi can I have in my pond?

A.  One inch of fish per ten gallons of pond water will do well if adequately filtrated and small regular pond water changes are done.

Q.  How much should i feed my koi?

A.  Never feed them in the winter.  Starting in the spring feed them the amount of food that they can eat within 5 min.

Q.  My pond has foam on it and it kind of smells "fishy".  Whats going on?

A.  Summer is the perfect time for spawning.  Sometimes this can cause a little foam on top of the pond and create an unpleasant odor.