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The Essential Book of Koi: A Complete Guide to Keeping and Care
The Essential Book of Koi combines research from leading international authorities on koi with the captive-care techniques of experienced aquarists to yield the most up-to-date and extensive book available on the science, care, and breeding of these large ornamental fishes. This cutting-edge guide discusses topics that are imperative for sustaining a thriving family of ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by TFH Publications Inc.
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A good, comprehensive overview of everything a beginning koi-keeper needs to know and then some. Although I checked this out to learn about various patterns, it starts out with how to build your pond, things to consider (distance from house, depth and materials needed, filtration and substrates, etc.), then followed by the nitrogen cycle and other parameters to keep an eye on. Foods are discussed, as well as most diseases you'd be likely to come across. If I were actually to set up a pond, this ...more