This beautiful 260 page book explores over 50 leading Japanese Koi Farms with information you won't find anywhere else. You will see koi from each breeder that represents their farm. There are detailed descriptions of the favorable and unfavorable points of each koi. Koishi 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.
Kokugyo 1 is recommended for all those eager to learn how to appreciate the true beauty of Koi. The book and accompanying media provide a detailed explanation of how to evaluate all the characteristics of each variety of Nishikigoi. The following items are included in addition to Kokugyo 1:
Q&A booklet with more than 200 of the most common questions and answers about Japanese koi
Interactive CD-ROM that will help you learn how to judge Koi beauty with more than 300 photos of Koi
Glossary leaflet that will help you with pronunciation
Continuing from "Kokugyo 1" in which Mr. Kodama teaches you how to identify the various Koi varieties and to appreciate their characteristics, this book provides a detailed explanation of how Koi change as they grow. Over 190 informative pages to learn from.
This compact, richly illustrated guide explores all aspects of growing and using plants in ans around a garden pond. The emphasis is on presenting key facts and essential guidance in short, easy-to-access notes that build into a wealth of practical information. Harnessing the experience of real experts.
The Koi Doctor is an essential overview of all aspects of koi keeping. This guide is intended for hobbyists who care deeply about their ornamental fish. The innumerable tips in this book are indispsable for anyone who wants to keep their koi in the best conditions possible.
Produced by the All-Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association in partnership with Kinsai Shuppan, the Nishikigoi Manual is a comprehensive guide to the varieties of Nishikigoi and the diseases that affect them. The book contains a brief history of koi, beautiful quality photographs, and concise information in both Japanese and English. This most recent publication from the AJNPA makes a useful addition to the reference library for the serious koi hobbyist.
Nishikigoi Manual by Nishikigoi Promotion Association
Advanced Koi Care for Veterinarians and Professional Koi Keepers
This book is written to be a singular complete reference for veterinarians, koi professionals, and the serious hobbyist. It covers all aspects of koi breeding and genetics, water quality, pond filtration, nutrition, surgery, anesthetic and medication dosages, disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
If there is a book that a Koi keeper must have it's this book. EXCELLENT FOR BEGINNERS...Without sacrificing plenty of depth where needed...a Koi keeper's bible! This book goes into extreme detail and gives you STEP by STEP instructions on how to save fish lives under a hundred different conditions.
You'll find it very impressive with its content and the excellent balance between practical and technical information.
There is a great deal of information on parasites, bacterial pathogens, fungal infections, and viral infections. Primary and alternative treatment protocols are very well presented. Microscopy is well detailed.
KOI USA is a high quality magazine containing a variety of articles from pond construction, filtration, breeding, fish health, DIY projects, judging and classification, to club shows and pond tours, to dealer listings, club news and upcoming club events. In other words, there's something in KOI USA for everyone in our hobby!