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Koi: A Handbook on Keeping Nishikigoi

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ISBN13: 9781554072156
ISBN10: 1554072158
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Caring for and showing koi, affectionately called living jewels or swimming flowers.

With full-color photographs, annotated illustrations and detailed, expert how-to advice, this guidebook is ideal for the koi hobbyist.

Koi begins with the history of koi-keeping, from the first known use of the word koi(about 500 BC) to the early 1900s, when collectors began breeding them for specific colors and metallics. The markings and patterns of koi are their most important feature, and the authors detail these in depth and define the Japanese terms used to describe them.

In addition to the section on the 15 varieties of koi, or nishikigoi, the authors address the care and exhibition of koi. Topics include:

  • The water environment
  • Feeding programs
  • Pond design and maintenance
  • Environmental health factors
  • Evaluating and grading koi
  • Behavioral symptoms
  • Pre-show and post-show preparations
  • Parasitic, bacterial and viral conditions
  • Judging criteria used at shows
  • The effects of temperature on feeding
  • Selecting and breeding koi
  • How to enhance colors

Koi is a complete and practical reference on these enjoyable, enchanting creatures.

Book News Annotation:

Interest in the "living jewels" popularly known as koi has grown globally. After tracing the history of koi-keeping that originated in Japan, Kock (an aquaculturist specializing in koi genetics) and Watt (a koi show judge retired from Orient Fish Farm) treat all aspects of the varieties, care, breeding, and showing of these fancy descendants of carp. The guide features many color photos reflecting their beauty and koi pond design, tips for hobbyists and breeders, and a glossary. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Caring for and showing koi, affectionately called living jewels or swimming flowers.

With full-color photographs, annotated illustrations and detailed, expert how-to advice, this guidebook is ideal for the koi hobbyist.

Koi begins with the history of koi-keeping, from the first known use of the word koi(about 500 BC) to the early 1900s, when collectors began breeding them for specific colors and metallics. The markings and patterns of koi are their most important feature, and the authors detail these in depth and define the Japanese terms used to describe them.

In addition to the section on the 15 varieties of koi, or nishikigoi, the authors address the care and exhibition of koi. Topics include: The water environmentFeeding programsPond design and maintenanceEnvironmental health factorsEvaluating and grading koiBehavioral symptomsPre-show and post-show preparationsParasitic, bacterial and viral conditionsJudging criteria used at showsThe effects of temperature on feedingSelecting and breeding koiHow to enhance colors

Koi is a complete and practical reference on these enjoyable, enchanting creatures.

Synopsis:

Well-illustrated with photographs and annotated illustrations and full of practical expert advice, this guide is ideal for the koi hobbist and covers all aspects of koi's care, breeding, display and exhibiting.

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rhodelle, November 8, 2007 (view all comments by rhodelle)
Great!.It's worth the wait buying this book from odering online.A comprehensive and illustrative guide to both novice and expert koi keepers.Can't stop reading it over and over again!.I guarantee your koi knowledge will be loaded will lots of koi kichi powers when you read this book.More power to koi lovers around the world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781554072156
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Koi
Author:
Kock, Servaas De
Author:
Watt, Ronnie
Subject:
Fish ponds
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Fish & Aquariums
Subject:
Carp.
Subject:
Ornamental fishes.
Subject:
Pets-Fish and Aquariums
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
159
Dimensions:
10.92x8.52x.52 in. 1.52 lbs.

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Product details 159 pages Firefly Books - English 9781554072156 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Caring for and showing koi, affectionately called living jewels or swimming flowers.

With full-color photographs, annotated illustrations and detailed, expert how-to advice, this guidebook is ideal for the koi hobbyist.

Koi begins with the history of koi-keeping, from the first known use of the word koi(about 500 BC) to the early 1900s, when collectors began breeding them for specific colors and metallics. The markings and patterns of koi are their most important feature, and the authors detail these in depth and define the Japanese terms used to describe them.

In addition to the section on the 15 varieties of koi, or nishikigoi, the authors address the care and exhibition of koi. Topics include: The water environmentFeeding programsPond design and maintenanceEnvironmental health factorsEvaluating and grading koiBehavioral symptomsPre-show and post-show preparationsParasitic, bacterial and viral conditionsJudging criteria used at showsThe effects of temperature on feedingSelecting and breeding koiHow to enhance colors

Koi is a complete and practical reference on these enjoyable, enchanting creatures.

"Synopsis" by , Well-illustrated with photographs and annotated illustrations and full of practical expert advice, this guide is ideal for the koi hobbist and covers all aspects of koi's care, breeding, display and exhibiting.

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