I have purchased koi and supplies from Inland Koi many times. I have never been dissatisfied. It is extremely easy to order from Inland. The shipping cost is fair. Delivery time is fast. They offer quality products. The koi are healthy and beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend Inland to anyone. THEY ARE FANTASTIC TO DO BUSINESS WITH!
Sept. 13, 2005
The variety of choices that this vendor carries are enourmous and having lots to choose from is very important. Communication is excellent, the vendor is very easy to get a hold of and all my questions have been answered. I recommend anyone interested in acquiring koi fish or supplies to use Inland Koi.
Jun. 4, 2007
1. Feed your fish once or twice a day.
2. Keep your pond aerated and filtered 24 hours a day.
3. Keep your pond clean of debris on the bottom.
4. Periodically test your pond water (pH, Ammonia, Nitrite etc.) especially after adding fresh water.
5. Watch carefully for anchor worms, lice and other parasites. Medicate every 3 months to kill and control parasites.
6. Use a chloramines remover whenever adding fresh tap water. Most cities have chloramines in their tap water.
7. Have medication and chloramines remover on hand for emergencies.
8. Have a spare tank or aquarium for use as a hospital to treat sick or injured koi. Remember to aerate and filter 'hospital tanks'.
9. Periodically clean the filter. Most filters should be cleaned at least twice a year even though the water looks clear. There is no such thing as a filter that never needs to be cleaned!
10. Change or add new water periodically (about every 3 to 4 weeks) if your pond does not have an overflow for fresh water.
11. Construct your pond so that water level is at least 3 feet deep.
12. Shade the pond (at least 90% shade) to inhibit algae growth, promote and maintain colour of your Koi, and keep water temperature cooler.
13. After transporting Koi, float the bag (unopened) in the water for about 30 minutes to allow the water temperature inside and outside the bag to equalize before releasing the Koi. When transporting Koi to an aquarium or after a long trip, float the bag for an hour before releasing the Koi.
14. Always be careful when netting or handling your Koi. Removing the protective slime from the body can lead to fungus or bacterial infections.
2. Change all the water in the pond at once unless absolutely necessary. Sudden water temperature changes may adversely affect your Koi.
3. Over-medicate! Use correct dosage or under-medicate if you are unsure.
4. Overcrowd the pond! Remember your Koi will require more oxygen and more room as they grow larger.
5. Keep the water level of your pond too close to the top edge of your pond as fish may jump out or predators may catch your fish. Allow at least 20 cm clearance.
6. Permit the use of any insecticide sprays, powders, or pellets near the pond. Also, do not use fertilizers in pond plants.
7. Feed your Koi if your pump goes out. Koi will use more oxygen if they are fed.