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The Most Important Decision
When Buying Koi Is
Who and Where
They Come From… Period!
If you have been bitten by the Koi bug and you have decided that you want some “swimming jewels” of your own, in a backyard pond, there are some things you should know and do before you start digging.
Koi Pond Basics
If you want to really enjoy a backyard water feature that includes Koi and Goldfish it is really important to understand that like any other pet keeping fish in a pond is a long term commitment. You cannot just dig a hole in the ground fill it with water and fish and expect any type of success or enjoyment.
We highly recommend that after you have made the decision to build a pond that you seek the consul of local Koi hobbyists, there are Koi Clubs all over the country, find a local club and seek their help. Many of the members of these Koi Clubs have built ponds and would be happy assist you so you don’t make the mistakes they did when they entered the hobby.
You can also seek the advise of Koi and Goldfish professionals, although the fact that they do make their living from supplying pond essentials and fish, be aware that there might be a consulting charge for their help.
If you are confident in your abilities as a DIY projects, here is a list of the things you should consider before you dig the first shovel load of dirt.