Are Cats a threat to Koi?

Are Cats a threat to Koi?

Garden ponds with fish have a magical attraction for cats. Although the velvet paws can only kill relatively small fish, their sharp claws lead to considerable injuries even in adult animals. Whether your neighbour’s tomcat sneaks around the pond or your own...
Koi Basics

Koi Basics

Koi are a special breed of carp (Cyprinus carpio). Koi is the short version of Nishikigoi. Nishikigoi literally means brocade carp from Japanese but the more popular term is Living Jewel. This name has its origin in the pattern and colour of the Koi. These are similar...
Koi Predators

Koi Predators

Regardless of whether they are kept indoors in a pool or outdoors in a pond: Koi are exposed to a wide range of threats from predators. Depending on the age or stage of development of the animals, the type and shape of the given danger vary considerably....
Bekko Koi Carp

Bekko Koi Carp

The Koi species Bekko is the result of cross-breeding attempts by Japanese breeders in the late 18th century. The first specimens emerged from a variety of Taisho Sanke / Taisho Sanshoku. Translated into German, the name Bekko means something like “tortoiseshell” and...
Asagi Koi Carp

Asagi Koi Carp

At first glance, the Koi species Asagi does not have much in common with the most famous koi carp specimens. Nevertheless, it is one of the oldest cultivated forms of these fish. Their name literally means “light blue” and thus gives an idea of ​​how Asagi...
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