# Public Articles

Note: The articles provided here are hoped to be of interest to most Koi keepers. K.O.I. does not verify the information, nor does it expect the material to meet the higher standards of our ebooks or courses, so please be advised and use your own judgment if and when applying the info contained in these articles.

## Current Facts About KHV and KHV Testing as of August, 2018

Submitted by Spike Cover on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:58

This article itemizes the current facts about KHV, what customers can reasonably expect from Koi dealers, what hobbyists can do to protect themselves from getting KHV in their ponds, and lists labs where testing can be done.  It is a pdf file that can be downloaded or read on-line.

## YOU Can Guard Against KHV!

Submitted by Karen Pattist on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:53

This article explains in exact detail how to quarantine Koi to prevent KHV from getting into your pond.  It contains the methodology, a complete equipment list, and all the considerations you need to think about.  If you've ever wanted to set up a simple Quarantine tank, sick tank or holding tank - WITHOUT NEEDING A FILTER, this article is for you!

## KHV - University of Florida Extension Service Article

Submitted by Karen Pattist on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:25

As of September 2017, this is the latest and greatest article available anywhere on KHV.

## Keep Track of Those Units!

Submitted by Norm Meck on Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:06

### By Norm Meck

This is a short, essential article for all pond/Koi keepers.

## Koi Math 101

Submitted by Norm Meck on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:16

### By Norm Meck

This is an article that is needed by EVERY pond owner!  Learn about conversions, measurements and basic formula presented in an easy to understand way!

## Parts Per What?

Submitted by Norm Meck on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:11

### By Norm Meck

This is an article that provides easy explanations for some of the math used in calculating concentrations by weight.

## Pond Construction Types

Submitted by mikey on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:59

### by Mike Anger

Pond building is a project most of us will undertake at some point as we continue to raise Koi. Many of us first started with the introduction of a water feature, added plants, perhaps some goldfish and then Koi. A few of us bought a house where the prior owner had some type of pond or fountain, and we too evolved into having a Koi pond. Whatever way you arrived here, we all wrestled with similar questions: how large, how much to spend what kind of filters, and what do we make it out of.

## Before you Build - Pond Building Concerns

Submitted by mikey on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 11:35

## Water Testing - Ammonia

Submitted by mikey on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:36

### By Mike Anger

“Water, never touch the stuff, heard Koi spawn in it…” (this is a family web site).

## A Koi Keeper's New Year's Resolutions

Submitted by Wally Hathaway on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 11:36

### By Wally Hathaway

EXERCISE RESTRAINT
I resolve not to buy every koi that I want with little regard to the problems of overstocking my pond can cause.

## How to Buy a Microscope

Submitted by Lois Salaun on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 13:33

### By Lois Salaun

It is highly recommended that all Koi hobbyists purchase their own microscope. A good microscope is an invaluable tool to help us diagnose parasites on our fish and is money well spent. This brief article will explain the basics of a scope and the minimum needed to view parasites on our Koi. Keep in mind that each added feature will increase the cost. The object is to buy a good quality scope for a reasonable price that will get the job done.

## Overview of K.O.I. Courses

Submitted by Ken Austin on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 13:09

Submitted by Spike Cover on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 01:00

### By Spike Cover

September 2012

I have been in clubs that survived and prospered and others that have gone by the way side. Here's what I've learned: People join koi clubs hoping to get more enjoyment from their hobby. With regard to club meetings, members generally like two things best:

!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right