Entries by Thekla

5 tips for your koi in spring

Here in Spain we have had a late winter 2018, so that in many parts of the country water temperatures are still low. Take advantage of this situation and prepare your pond, so that you have healthy koi in spring.  Bacteria, alga and parasites ARE ALREADY THERE.  While the immune system of your koi is […]

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Malamix – the miracle cure

Malamix – We are convinced of the product. But, that you know already. For people who do not yet know the product, here is a brief description: Malamix17 is a liquid of 17 natural ingredients (eg ginger, calendula, aloe vera, echinacea etc.) developed by the Belgian veterinarian – specialized in koi – Maarten Lammens. This […]

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Do I need a pre-filter for my koi pond ?

For this question there is no general response. We have to consider several aspects of who the question posed to us and we must explain what a pre-filter is. A pre-filter is a filter that is installed in front of the main filter. The purpose of the pre-filter is to remove dirt BEFORE it reaches […]

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Koi in winter

Koi in winter behave differently. Here we talk about what is normal and what is not normal. If you have any further doubts after reading this article, please contact us.  Koi belong to the carp family (cyprinus carpio) and are cold water fish, that means that their body temperature depends on the temperature of their […]

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In Koi Hacienda we speak …

The reason I write this article is because in the last two months we have been contacted by  clients who did not speak very well Spanish. They were really happy to be able to speak their language and we could not have helped them so directly and easily if we did not speak their language. […]

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Carp pox removal by surgery

Carp pox removal by surgery In February 2017 we published an article on carp pox. In that text we explained that carp pox is a benign external viral disease, which appears mostly in cold times in cyprinus carpio type fish. One of the measures to combat that cutaneous disease, is the operative elimination of that […]

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Koi fish meaning

Koi are not only coloured fish. Koi have a long tradition based on the “legend of the koi”. In this article we evaluate the koi fish meaning in 6 different contexts:  1. Legend of the koi The basic reading in order to understand koi fish meaning is the “legend of the koi” (soon available to […]

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What is a tategoi ? What is a tateshita ?

What is a tategoi ? What is a tateshita ? Tategoi and tateshita are koi with great potential. This definition is not a literal translation of Japanese. You also will not find these two words in a Japanese dictionary. They are terms used only among “koi people” to refer to koi “who will improve in […]

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