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Romance is in the Water: Getting Koi to Breed

Romance is in the Water: Getting Koi to Breed

June 29, 2012 1 Comment »

Ahh, Spring. Valentine’s Day may sell a lot of roses, but we all know that Spring is when the flowers and the love both bloom. Leaves are on the trees... Read More »

The Mosquito Assassin

The Mosquito Assassin

October 2, 2011 2 Comments »

  Hate mosquitoes? Of course you do! And yet, you love your pond which can turn into a mosquito nursery. Luckily there is a fish ideally suited to keeping your... Read More »

Algae – It’s Not Easy Being Green

Algae – It’s Not Easy Being Green

January 12, 2011 2 Comments »

Kermit the Frog knows what it’s like to be misunderstood. To conquer algae, one must think like algae. Confusion over exactly where the assemblage of organisms commonly called algae fits... Read More »

Aquaculture – Food for Thought

Aquaculture – Food for Thought

December 10, 2010 No Comments »

Aquaculture is a sustainable food production method that has become widespread, even in the USA. It has been relied upon in more densely populated countries for ages. With declining wild... Read More »

On Frozen Pond

On Frozen Pond

November 19, 2010 No Comments »

The freeze resistant power of Goldfish in a pond is simply amazing. They hunker down as deep as they can, and if they find a pocket of unfrozen water, that... Read More »

Bridge Over the River Koi

Bridge Over the River Koi

November 5, 2010 No Comments »

Bridge Over the River Koi – perhaps not as theatrical as the movie of similar name, but a bridge in a landscape can add a bit of dramatic effect, not... Read More »

Fishie Fallout Shelters

Fishie Fallout Shelters

November 3, 2010 No Comments »

Cold weather brings an end to some natural hiding places, like plants that provide camouflage When the shadow of a heron, raccoon, or crafty cat looms over the pond, alert... Read More »

Before You Take the Plunge

Before You Take the Plunge

September 9, 2010 No Comments »

Picking Your Perfect Project Water is the essence of life, but it does more than quench our thirst; it has the power to soothe our spirits and mend our ragged... Read More »

Keep Masked Bandits from Stealing your Fish!

Keep Masked Bandits from Stealing your Fish!

August 27, 2010 2 Comments »

He may look cute and cuddly scampering through your yard, but that wild forager is wearing a mask for a reason – he’s a bandit out to steal something. Namely,... Read More »