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Koishi Book - Koi Breeders - Creators of Living Jewels, by Mamoru Kodama

Koishi Book - Koi Breeders - Creators of Living Jewels, by Mamoru KodamaKoishi Book - Koi Breeders - Creators of Living Jewels, by Mamoru Kodama

Nishikigoi, Japanese living jewels, attract koi hobbyists all around the world. There are many people who devote their whole life to breeding beautiful Nishikigoi.

Mr. Mamoru Kodama would like to introduce these respectable breeders to you. Koishi Book was written in an interview style. Kodama, personally visited each of these breeders in Niigata, Japan over a period of 20 years to gather this information.

There are six topics that are covered during each interview in the Koishi Book

1. The history of the koi farm
2. The policies of the breeder
3. The methods that the breeder practices
4. The size of their operation
5. The best time to visit them and the most important points to remember when you purchase their koi
6. The description of their koi

In the Koishi Book you will see koi from each breeder that represents their farm. There are detailed descriptions of the favorable and unfavorable points of each koi. In Koishi there are many fascinating details you will learn nowhere else. Please enjoy learning about these Japanese Koi Farms. The Koishi Book makes an excellent gift!


Absolute Koi are pleased to be chosen as a distributor for Mamoru Kodama’s new Koishi book

KOISHI - Koi Breeders - Creators of Living Jewels.

Many amazing people have devoted their whole life to breeding beautiful Japanese Nishikigoi. Mamoru Kodama is one of them, a world-renowned koi expert and author of Koishi Book, will introduce these respectable breeders to you. If you have not been to Japan to buy koi you will want to after reading this Koishi book.

It has taken him 20 years to gather this information for Koishi. The Koishi book includes important points to remember when you purchase the breeders’ koi and includes beautiful pictures and detailed descriptions of the koi that represent each koi farm. You can see photos of some of the most famous koi ever bred and learn how the new varieties on the market today were created.

Priced at just £49.95 Koishi is the perfect gift for any koi lover.

This beautiful 260 page Koishi book explores over 50 leading Japanese Koi Farms with information you won't find anywhere else.

Koishi Book was written in an interview style. Kodama, personally visited each of these breeders in Niigata, Japan over a period of 20 years to gather this information. Please enjoy learning about Japanese Koi Farms.


"This book is an indispensable addition for any serious koi keeper's library. ...The title 'Koishi' is spot on. Koi Teacher." - Bob Winkler, AKCA Certified Koi Judge

"Koi produced by the various farms are skillfully analyzed to better define what is unique about their characteristics." - Dick Benbow, 30 Year Koi Hobbyist

"I would highly recommend reading this book."- Mark Bodycott, USA Koi www.usakoi.com

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KOISHIKoishi - Koi Breeders - Creators of Living Jewels, by Mamoru Kodama49.95 Add to Cart

Koi 1 Book Go Sanke Varieties

Koi 1 Book Go Sanke Varieties

Koi 1 Book - Go Sanke Varieties (Volume 1)

The Koi 1 book has 351 pages dedicated entirely to the study of Gosanke varieties -origins, skin quality, growth development and characteristics of certain bloodlines. only £49.95

The Koi 1 book explains Koi sexing, judging, size and age, methods of rearing, colour, and skin quality.

Koi 1 Book - Gosanke Varieties - The Koi 1 Book goes into great detail discussing and providing photographic examples of sahi and kiwa, skin quality, growth and development, origins, bloodlines, and body forms for all the gosanke varieties.

Within the Koi 1 Book Breeder sections include a detail history and description of production values for breeders in Nagaoaka, Ojiya, Uonuma, Isawa, Fukui, Hiroshima, and Fukuoaka regions. Just a partial lists includes Maruboshi, Hasegawa, Isa, Torazo, Shinoda, Izumiya, Hoshikin, Oomo, Maradou, Jinbei, Tanaka, Shintaro, Murata, Matsunosuke, Kachi, Sakai, Ueno, and Ogata.

Koi 1 Book - Gosanke Varieties gives you a In-depth explanations about Koi care and health, water chemistry, nutrition, etc.

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Koi 2 Book Kawari Varieties

Koi 2 Book Kawari Varieties

Koi 2 Book - Kawari Varieties (Volume 2)

Koi 2 Book - Kawari Varieties also 351 pages, dedicated entirely to the study of Kawari varieties - origins, skin quality, growth development and characteristics of certain bloodlines.
 
Koi 2 Book - Kawari Varieties explains Shiro Utsuri, Ki Utsuri, Bekko, Asagi, Gin Rin varieties, Doitsu varieties, Shusui, Goshiki, Hajiro, Kumonryu, Chagoi, Soragoi, Ochiba, Midorigoi, Koromo, Yamabuki, Ogon, Matsuba, Hariwake, Kikusui, Kujaku, Kikokuryu, and many more! This section of Koi 2 Book - Kawari Varieties also discusses the development of varieties from Kobayashi Showa, Tatsu Magoi, and Asagi Magoi.

Similar to koi 1 Book - Go Sanke Varieties, the Koi 2 Book - Kawari Varieties provides for an extensive discussion of various breeders of Kawari including Aoki, Ikarashi, Kase, Yotaro, Otsuka, Kataoka, Sakazume, Masaki, Kuniyasu, Ohya, Hirasawa, Chogorou, Miya, Yagenji, Hosokai, Kaneko, Ohfuchi, Yamasaki, Yamada, and Omosako

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Koi 2 Kichi (by Peter Waddington)

Koi 2 Kichi (by Peter Waddington)

In 1995 Peter Waddington gave Koi Kichi to the world. Since then the book has been hailed by Koi lovers worldwide as THE must have book for serious hobbyists. After almost two years of planning and writing, Peter's New Book,  Koi 2 Kichi is ready and is an absolute must.
 
Koi2Kichi is not just a book it’s a Nishikigoi experience, a completely original and totally unique package.
 
Unlike Koi Kichi, Koi2Kichi is a journey in TWO books.

The First Book - The Path to Understanding - from Mistake to Mystique

Deals with every aspect of Koi. From a detailed work about how Koi and the Koi industry emerged, water,  an incredibly detailed segment on state of the art pond design, to health aspects, Koi shows and The Definitive Work on Tategoi. This aspect especially has been laboured over by Peter for years – the understanding of a lifetime in Koi. 
The Path to Understanding - from Mistake to Mystique
 
Chapter One ‘BIRTH’  from mistake to mystique.
 
Covers early times - ancient tales - freezing winters - a farmer’s dream came to be - my very first visit - the memories - the joys - the disappointments
 
Chapter Two ‘WATER’ and its many complexities.
 
That damned elusive element that has first to be achieved and then stabilized.
 
Chapter Three ‘KEEPING’ and its many aspects.
 
Transporting - handling - investigating - determining - curing - maintaining

Chapter four ‘POND’  the modern-day Koi pond.
 
Build it once but build it properly, an in-depth & detailed insight
 
Chapter five ‘SHOWS’ from around the world.
 
Venues - organizations - Nishikigoi - people - judges & champions

Chapter six ‘TATEGOI’ an in-depth investigation.
 
Fallacies exploded - facts explained - a rare kind of beauty displayed
 

The Second Book - The Path to Yamakoshi - the Highways and the Byways.

Takes us on four basic journeys through the mountains of Yamakoshi. Starting from Nagaoka/Ojiya it takes an the reader on an incredible journey through the legendary villages of Niigata and visits literally hundreds of the leading breeders. It not only shows you where they are and how to find them, it actually takes you there! It reveals incredible details about many of the world leading breeders. 
 
The Path to Yamakoshi - the Highways and the Byways

Chapter Seven

TOURS INTRO
Welcome to Yamakoshi

TOUR ONE
Nigorisawacho; Yomogihira; Mushigame; Takezawa; Minaminigoro; Iwamagi; Koguriyama; Uragara; Nagaoka.

TOUR TWO
Minaminigoro; Shiyodane; Utogi; Araya; Aikawa; Budokubo.

TOUR THREE
Kajigane; Junidaira; Koide.

TOUR FOUR
Ojiya; Kitayama; Wakatochi; Kowada.

Koi2Kichi also includes a series of maps of the region. These maps have been developed over more than twenty years of searching and show each and every key village and breeder. These awesome maps help readers follow the book and locate any breeder or village on the journeys.  The maps are incredibly detailed, even to the point of showing  individual mud ponds! 

The Koi2Kichi package includes two books totaling almost SIX HUNDRED PAGES and hundreds of photos taken by Peter Waddington and Nigel Caddock over many years.

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BO1041Koi 2 Kichi79.99 Add to Cart
BO1041AKoi 2 Kichi delivered inside the UK P&P = 1594.99 Add to Cart
BO1041BKoi 2 Kichi delivered to the EU & USA P&P = 25104.99 Add to Cart
BO1041CKoi 2 Kichi delivered to the Rest of the World P&P = 35114.99 Add to Cart

Koi 2 Kichi Limited Edition (by Peter Waddington)

Koi 2 Kichi Limited Edition (by Peter Waddington)

Peter Waddington's Koi 2 Kichi 2 volume, 5 piece set

The material is the same as Koi 2 Kichi but the presentation different. There will only be 500 of the limited edition versions available they will have unique individual numbers and be signed by Peter. If you bought one of the original Koi Kichi limited editions you are invited to reserve the matching number of Peter’s new book!

2 Hardback books with unique metal covers. Book 1 in Aluminium and Book 2 in copper finishes, each with hand finished inset debossed Koi, presented in anondised aluminium case.

The quality of this presentation is simply breathtaking. Each limited edition presentation has a unique number 1 to 500 inscribed on the package and also hand written along with authentication signature by Peter in each volume

The Koi2Kichi package consists of :

  • Book 1 - The Path to Understanding
  • Book 2 - The Path to Yamakoshi
  • Yamakoshi Nishikigoi Map
  • DVD of the tours
  • Black slip case

If that were not enough there is more.... During 2003 the Infiltration team went to Niigata with the worlds leading Koi Videographer Nik Read from New Vision Productions and painstakingly filmed every bend, turn, nook and cranny of Yamakoshi.

They visited each and every main breeder and village and filmed them also!  The resulting DVD combines with the books and maps to offer you a definitive who’s who and what’s what of this legendary region.

Koi2Kichi also contains a Yamakoshi overview map showing all the villages in relation to each other and the main roads linking them. It's almost enough to hop on a plane, fly to Japan and using the book as your guide visit any Koi breeder in Yamakoshi. 

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BO1041DKoi 2 Kichi LE delivered inside the UK P&P = 25250.00 Add to Cart
BO1041EKoi 2 Kichi LE delivered to the EU & USA P&P = 35260.00 Add to Cart
BO1041FKoi 2 Kichi LE delivered to the Rest of the World P&P = 45270.00 Add to Cart

Koi Crazy Book (Peter Waddington)

Koi Crazy Book (Peter Waddington)This book was written between 2005 to 2008 and the information within is as up-to-date as is possible for the hobby of keeping Koi in 2009. The contents page of the book gives a brief outline of all topics covered and the 11 chapters listed below have been written to detail, in full, every aspect of each topic.

  • Introduction to Nishikigoi.
  • History of Nishikigoi.
  • Koi varieities & Classifications.
  • The Pond.
  • The Filtration.
  • Temperature requirements.
  • Water keeping.
  • Feeding.
  • Parasitic & Bacterial detection and treatments.
  • Handling; Breeding; Showing; Quarantine etc.
  • The famous Koi breeders of Japan.

Peter Waddington has wrote this book in mind of ALL classes of Koi enthusiasts, ranging from absolute beginners right through to those who are very experienced.

Some pertinent information has been transferred from Peter's first book ‘Koi Kichi’ in 1995, some has been transferred fto his second book ‘Koi2Kichi’ in 2004 and the majority is new material he has prepared since then.

In order to be able to retail this presentation at a very economical price today, Peter chose not to take up valuable pages with entire wasted pages, whole page photographs, oversized graphics and other embellishments which only serve, in my eyes, as very expensive padding. Instead, each of the pages in this book contains only ‘easy-to-read, black-on-white text and relevant photographs’ thus, as you will see upon inspection, every single page is full to the brim with accurate and up to the minute information.

Having closely inspected the finished article, Peter consider's this book to be the very best available today, (at any price), on the entire subject of keeping and understanding Nishikigoi.
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BOK199Koi Crazy Book (Peter Waddington)28.50 Add to Cart

The Koi Pond - Peter Waddington

The Koi Pond - Peter WaddingtonPublished June 2009. Written specifically for anyone and everyone intending to build or update a proper Koi pond today. It is doubtless the first book of its kind ever produced and has been prepared from 37 years of hard-earned, hands-on experience and involvement in this complete and often complex subject of pond design; excavation; build; landscaping and all modern-day and latter-day Koi pond filtration principles and ideas.

There are many recommendations within as to ‘for’ and ‘against’ given in this book but not without all the reasons for saying so. Because this subject and all it encompasses is lengthy by nature, so too is this book which requires far more than just a brief glance through it.

There is a world of difference between a specialist Koi pond and a garden fish pond although many outlets still continue to combine the two as they have done for years. As a result there is significant confusion to be faced by the Koi keeper.

As with any other pastime, there are new methods and ideas that replace less useful ones and this book highlights them all with valid reasons and detailed explanations.

At the end of it all, it is intended that the reader will be able to have another set of perspectives to consider before going ahead with any existing plans or word-of-mouth recommendations from elsewhere.

It is also dedicated to a specialised subject which probably makes up some 40% to 50% of the hobby that we know as ‘Koi Keeping’.
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BOK197The Koi Pond - Peter Waddington39.95 Add to Cart

Yamakoshimura - Peter Waddington

Yamakoshimura - Peter WaddingtonThis handbook, produced in 2008, is intended to be a very comprehensive guide to all Koi enthusiasts worldwide if they are considering visiting this area.

It is also written to give vital information on every page to those who have already made their first visit/s and may be still confused in some areas. For others, who do not intend to visit, it gives vital details of many famous and not-so-famous Nishikigoi breeders throughout this area which is the undisputed birthplace of Nishikigoi.

This book is produced in A5 size to make it easily fit into one’s pocket whilst in Japan. The fold-out map (sold separately at £7.75) is included inside together with all the very detailed village maps are not available anywhere else in the world. It provides information as follows:-

  • Best times of the year to visit Yamakoshi.
  • Travel instructions from Tokyo’s Narita airport to either Nagaoka or Ojiya Cities.
  • Your bearings in relationship to Yamakoshi from either city.
  • Hotels, Car Hire, Restaurants and bars – full contact details for either city.
  • How to speak in Japanese with the breeders easily.
  • How to understand Japanese monetary terms easily.
  • Yamakoshi village maps detailing every breeder and contact details for each breeder.
  • Landmark pictures of ‘difficult-to-find’ locations plus breeder’s faces.
  • How to arrange shipping of Koi and full details of clearance on arrival back home to the buyers airport.
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BOK198Yamakoshimura - Peter Waddington16.95 Add to Cart

Nishikigoi Manual of Diseases & Varieties

Nishikigoi Manual of Diseases & VarietiesThe Nishikigoi Manual of Diseases & Varieties contains a brief history of koi and details koi health, beautiful quality photographs, and concise information in both Japanese and English.

There is a detailed section on remedies, some of which are not contained in other koi health books.

The author, Mr. Kuroki was the long time president of the Japanese Koi hobbyist organization, the Zen Nippon Airinkai association. This text should be on every serious Koi hobbyist's bookshelf.
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BO1051Nishikigoi Manual of Diseases & Varieties26.50 Add to Cart

Koi Poster Number 1  PDF File for Koi Poster Number 1

Koi Poster Number 1

If you want to get familiar with all the koi varieties, then these 3 High Quality Koi Posters showing 126 varieties of Koi are an absolute must, the Koi Posters come laminated and will last you many years.

These koi posters will grace any fish house, you could even frame them if you really wanted to, sizes are 98cm x 69cm and also we now stock an A4 size 30 cm x 21 cm. The koi Variety names are in English and Japanese.

These Koi posters show 42 koi varieties on each koi poster.

Identify your koi speedily and easily with these high quality koi posters, they will give you quick and easy reference to identifying the koi in your pond.

Click on the pdf above to have a closer look.

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POS201Koi Poster 1 (98 cm x 69 cm) A227.95 Add to Cart
POS101Koi Poster 1 (30 cm x 21 cm) A47.95 Add to Cart

Koi Poster Number 2  PDF File for Koi Poster Number 2

Koi Poster Number 2

If you want to get familiar with all the koi varieties, then these 3 High Quality Koi Posters showing 126 varieties of Koi are an absolute must, the Koi Posters come laminated and will last you many years.

These koi posters will grace any fish house, you could even frame them if you really wanted to, sizes are 98cm x 69cm and also we now stock an A4 size 30 cm x 21 cm. The koi Variety names are in English and Japanese.

These Koi Posters  show 42 koi varieties on each koi poster.

Identify your koi speedily and easily with these high quality Koi Posters , they will give you quick and easy reference to identifying the koi in your pond.

Click on the pdf above to have a closer look.

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POS202Koi Poster 2 (98 cm x 69 cm) A227.95 Add to Cart
POS102Koi Poster 2 (30 cm x 21 cm) A47.95 Add to Cart

Koi Poster Number 3  PDF File for Koi Poster Number 3

Koi Poster Number 3

If you want to get familiar with all the koi varieties, then these 3 High Quality Koi Posters showing 126 varieties of Koi are an absolute must, the Koi Posters come laminated and will last you many years.

These koi posters will grace any fish house, you could even frame them if you really wanted to, sizes are 98cm x 69cm and also we now stock an A4 size 30 cm x 21 cm. The koi Variety names are in English and Japanese.

These Koi Posters show 42 koi varieties on each koi poster.

Identify your koi speedily and easily with these high quality posters, they will give you quick and easy reference to identifying the koi in your pond.

Click on the pdf above to have a closer look.

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POS203Koi Poster 3 (98 cm x 69 cm) A227.95 Add to Cart
POS103Koi Poster 3 (30 cm x 21 cm) A47.95 Add to Cart

Koi Colour Varieties (by Nick Fletcher)

Koi Colour Varieties (by Nick Fletcher)Written by Koi health expert Duncan Griffiths Advanced Koi Diagnosis and Treatments is a step by step for the successful treatment of many common and not so common ailments which can affect Koi.

The 145 coil bound pages feature detailed colour photographs covering the various steps taken when treating all manner of wounds and injuries on Koi.

This book is a unique work and is highly recommended for Koi keepers with all levels of experience.
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BOK449Koi Colour Varieties (by Nick Fletcher)6.99 Add to Cart

Manual of Koi Health (by Keith Holmes)

Manual of Koi Health (by Keith Holmes)

Keeping koi is one of the pinnacles of the fishkeeper's art. These magnificent and often expensive fish have inspired a fanatical following, with collectors prepared to devote a lot of time and resources to creating a flourishing koi pond.

One of the top priorities for koi keepers is coping with fish that become ill. Left untreated, many fish suffer and die.

Manual of Koi Health offers practical advice about disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment. The book is written by two experienced koi professionals and internationally recognized experts. It includes a complete listing of all common koi diseases and how to treat them.

Written for non-technical readers, it explains treatments for: Parasites Bacterial, fungal and viral infections Ulcers, lesions and wounds Stress conditions.

Preventative measures are also explained. Poor water quality is the most prevalent cause of disease in koi. Water testing and the best way to maintain healthy water conditions are covered in detail.

The book is profusely illustrated with color photographs, and step-by-step instructions provide easy-to-follow directions for a wide range of procedures such as how to handle, anaesthetize and take samples from koi.

Manual of Koi Health is a vital reference for every koi keeper.

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BOK481Manual of Koi Health (by Keith Holmes)16.99 Add to Cart

Koi Encyclopedia ( by Nick Fletcher)

Koi Encyclopedia ( by Nick Fletcher)Contributors include Bernice Brewster, Steve Hickling, Keith Holmes, Nick Fletcher, Mick Martin, Dr Peter Burgess, Dr Paula Reynolds and Tony Pitham.

All have impressive CVs including aquatic consultancy, writing specific and veterinary journals, pond construction, judging Koi and buying high-grade Koi in Japan.

The first part focuses on the practical aspects, from creating and maintaining a koi pond, feeding and health care, to breeding and showing.
The second presents an illustrated guide to all the major colour varieties.

Also includes pictures of equipment, diagrams, flow charts, calculations and microscope slides. --Pet Product Marketing Product Description Viewed in good light against the dark backdrop of a deep, crystal-clear pond, Koi are breathtakingly beautiful. Keeping them in superb condition takes dedication and year-round care, a challenge that thousands of Koi enthusiasts across the world are happy to accept in the pursuit of perfection.

This comprehensive encyclopedia takes the lead in providing in-depth coverage of Koi health care as a major part of the topics featured in the book. This first part of the encyclopedia focuses on the practical aspects of keeping Koi, from creating and maintaining a Koi pond, through feeding and health care to the thrill of breeding and showing.

The second part of the book presents a stunning illustrated guide to all the major colour varieties, from the classic red-and-white Kohaku to the shimmering elegance of the metallic Kin-Gin-Rin. A feast for the eyes and an inspiration for hobbyists.
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BOK479Koi Encyclopedia ( by Nick Fletcher)29.99 Add to Cart

Mini Encyclopedia of Keeping Koi

Mini Encyclopedia of Keeping KoiThis pocket size guide to everything koi covers most things, from building ponds to choosing what Koi varieties to buy. Seperated into four sections, part one examines equipment and pond systems, part two looks at how to build a pond, part three focusses on Koi for showing and part four presents a full colour guide to the Koi varities.

The Koi varieties sextion is of particualr interest as it describes the variations between different Koi in simple terms, such as scale mutations and fin balance. It's also interesting to read about how Koi keeping began and where Koi come from. The book is bright and colourful, and great value, making it all the more readable.

This mini encyclopedia is packed with sensible advice and practical guidance. Part one examines the equipment and systems used to create and sustain the water quality that koi need to flourish. Part two looks in detail at how to build a koi pond, with plans and step-by-step sequences for both a liner and a brick-built rendered pond.

Part three focuses on koi as fish and prized exhibits, from their anatomy and nutritional needs to health care, breeding and showing. Part four presents a full, richly illustrated guide to koi colour varieties.
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BOK505Mini Encyclopedia of Keeping Koi9.99 Add to Cart

Guide to Koi (by Barry James)

Guide to Koi (by Barry James)

This guide forms an excellent introduction to Koi management and display.

An early obsession with the natural world led Barry James to pursue botanical and zoological studies at London University. Using his wide experience of the commercial aquatic world, he opened his own aquatic nurseries in the early 1970s. His main interests include oriental water gardening.

He contributes regularly to the aquatic press, both as an author and photographer, and acts as a consultant worldwide to planning authorities, corporate bodies and private individuals on aquatic matters, including conservation projects.

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BOK413Guide to Koi (by Barry James)6.99 Add to Cart

A Practical Guide to Building And Maintaining a Koi Pond (by Keith Holmes)

A Practical Guide to Building And Maintaining a Koi Pond (by Keith Holmes)

Creating a Koi Ponds A Practical Guide to Building and Maintaining a Koi Pond How to create a magnificent environment for you and your fish to enjoy Koi pond require special planning to hide equipment and meet the needs of koi.

Authors: Keith Holmes and Tony Pitham 77 pages

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BOK503A Practical Guide to Building And Maintaining a Koi Pond (by Keith Holmes)6.99 Add to Cart

Koi Kichi

Koi Kichi

There are many books on the market that claim to be about Koi, but until now there has never really been a 'proper' Koi Keepers' 'proper' Koi book, well now there is.

Koi Kichi represents more than ten years work by Peter Waddington and the results of Koi enthusiasts a unique blend of top quality information, punctuated with wit and a penetrating style of writing that is unmistakably 'Waddy".

What really sets the book apart from ALL others is the sure and certain knowledge that all the material included in it comes from personal experience. It is this humanity above all other aspects that separates it from all the other Koi books and simply makes it better.