The photo above is that of a Koi (Japanese carp). This one is a Goromo - one of the many different varieties of Koi . One of my first and certainly not my last.

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I have been keeping Koi since 1995 when I built my first Koi pond. Since then, I have the privilege of building 2 more ponds, each one an improvement over the previous. This site aims to share my experiences (good and bad) with my garden ponds and Koi keeping as a hobby over the past 13 years or so. I welcome any feedback and comments that will help me become a better Koi and pond keeper and/or improve this site. This site contains links to merchants that offers quality products for sale online or products I used myself. Thank you for visiting this site.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Koi Selection Question


I received a email from a blog visitor who is deciding which Koi to buy.

Photo below shows a selection of Sakai tosai Sanke, size around 20~25cm.

Sanke todai Koi selection

He has shortlisted Koi 1 or Koi 2 in the photo above. All things being equal, which Koi would you take and why?

Is there any other that you think may be even better?  Comments and opinions appreciated.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Koi inspired design


I was on a short vacation to Macau and wandering around within the shopping mall of the Venetian Macao when I saw this on a shop window.

Koi inspired luggage design

This shop specialises in suitcases. On its own, most will not link the vibrant colours on the suitcase to the “living jewels”. There are croc-skin handbags/suitcases, snake-skin handbags/suitcases and what about having a fish-skin handbag/suitcase. I had seen a TV documentary that people actually made clothes out of dried fish skin. Imagine what you can do with a expensive champion Koi who passes on. LOL.

This suitcase is not made of fish skin. Just nice paintwork.

A few weeks later, back home in Singapore. I chanced upon the similar display in a similar shop at Millenia Walk. So, Koi-inspired design seems to be the flavour of the month.

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