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Blast From the Past

Pondhoppers in the news…. Read Gainesville Sun article

Hurricane Preparedness by Martin Wilcox

The link above is to Martin’s timely article about pond readiness for a hurricane. This article is comprehensive and offers a lot of good suggestions of things you can do that will help save your koi in the event of power outages. Hope everyone and their ponds weather this storm. 

Summer Trip Tip

Plan ahead to have a “pond buddy” check your pond while you are away. Most well fed koi during the year do well without feeding for a week, but if you have someone feed your koi it helps to give that person directions as to your routine for feeding. To limit over feeding the pond, pre measure the amount to be fed and put each day’s pellets into a zip lock bag or small container. Store food bags in a cooler or other secured sealed container to discourage raccoons or other intruders. 

If the pond buddy is unfamiliar with your filter system, pumps, etc. invite them over for an orientation session. Mark control valves and electrical connections. Leave phone number where you can be reached and itinerary. It is not a bad idea to do a good cleaning of your filters, skimmers, and such before you leave. As a precaution do not do any major changes to your pond then leave before you know that modifications are working well. Enjoy your trip!

Koi and Pond Health

Overview of Koi Herpes Virus (KHV)

Richard Porter, MD has a very comprehensive website that covers all aspects of the disease. He has studied the KHV since having imported infected koi from Taiwan some years ago. This is not to single out one country as the KHV is found in the waters of Japan and the USA, and early introduction of the disease came from koi brought in from Israel. Some of you may remember the wet lab the ZNA Southern Koi Association sponsored in conjunction with Aquatic-Eco Systems (before Pentair). Dr. Porter lectured and also gave everyone an opportunity to learn how to draw blood from koi. Most everyone who participated was successful in this exercise! If you would like to see ongoing updates regarding KHV please visit Dr. Porter’s website at: 

Dr. Ling Jin of the Oregon State University has been doing research into KHV for many years. Some of her research was in part funded through donations from the Associated Koi Clubs of America. Links to three of Dr. Jin’s papers are at  

Concurrent with the re-emergence of more numerous cases of KHV this past year, Dr. Reynolds, a British veterinarian publish a paper updating the status of this disease. See her paper… click here.

Hurricane Preparedness
By Martin Wilcox

Koi Nutrition

Ray Jordan Article
Feeding Koi

Chris Neaves Article

Pond Informer Article

You Tube Video Links to Andy Moo

Odds and Ends Feeding Koi
A list of things to consider compiled by Joe White

Judging Koi

Koi Classifications

Judging Longfin

Koi Health

The Gainesville Koi and Pond Club has joined Koi Organisation International (K.O.I.)
To access koi health educational materials and programs please submit your name and  email to Joe at

New KHV update by Paula Reynolds

For detailed overview of obtaining blood serum sample and how to submit specimen for KHV testing visit:

Nitrite in Fish Ponds

Ammonia SRAC

Ammonia K.O.I.

Recirculating Systems

Columaris Disease


Salt the Wonder Drug by Norm Meck

Salt Calculations by Joe White 

Koi Pond Construction

Pump Fed, Gravity Fed? Bottom Drains An Explanation

How to Build and Maintain a Proper Koi Pond by Tom Burton

Before You Build a Koi Pond - Sacramento Koi

Sacramento Koi Pond Construction Features

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