Friday

An Easy Guide to Koi Pond Construction

by Randy Tan


In order for a Koi breeding enthusiast to accomplish a remarkable and wonderful pond with a school of beautiful colored Koi, a good and careful Koi pond construction planning is needed. Everyone will desire that their crystal clear water Koi pond decorated with ornamental flowers and a well- landscape design to fascinate your friends and visitors alike? There are several key factors to be considered in order for your own pond design to perfectly fit in when constructing a Koi pond.

Basically, Koi are hardy kind of fish that required special treatments to be satisfied. Koi ponds are very complex structures to build and need special attention to details in their construction. Every Koi enthusiast has their own specific design of their Koi pond they desired.

Regardless of what ideas you have, Koi ponds must be properly planned, designed and constructed base on your requirements and specifications. Koi enthusiasts are recommended with following simple guidelines in Koi pond construction.

The first pointer to take note is pond size and shape. Initially, most new Koi enthusiasts want to have a large pond. Large ponds are good to look at but these are difficult and expensive to maintain especially for newbie in Koi breeding. In general, build only the pond that you can afford.

You can try to expand your pond to a larger one once you have already materialized your initial plans and learnt new things about Koi breeding. The shape of your pond will depend on your aesthetic design and preference. You can give any shape to the pond you can define - circular, rectangular, hexagonal, etc...

The pond size and shape will also affect the number of fish to be bread in the pond. An ideal pond must be able to carry 1500 gallons of water which will allow for fish growth. The preferable pond dimension is 9 feet long, 8 feet wide and a minimum depth of 4 feet 6 inches. Koi usually grow big and healthy in larger ponds.

After determining the size and shape of the pond, the location of your Koi pond must be chosen properly. Important considerations should be made in choosing the spot for your pond. Koi needs proper lighting and shading to protect it from direct sunlight and harsh weather conditions.

The accessibility and availability of utilities near your pond is important to supply the needed water and electrical requirements. The Koi pond construction must be away from trees with large roots and falling leaves. The pond should also be protected from stray animals which can prey on your Koi.

Filtration is another factor to be considered in building your pond. During the planning stage of constructing your pond, your filtration system should have been determined based on the size of the pond and the number of Koi to be raised.

A miscalculated system will result in poor filtration which will then require frequent and labor-intensive cleaning of the filters. This will also result in to more expenses for additional filter equipment. At worst it might result into massive fish kill due to non-elimination of waste products and harmful compounds in the pond.

Koi pond construction is not an easy task to do. But the rewards of a well-constructed Koi pond based on careful planning and implementation are immense.


Randy Tan is a koi breeding expert. For more great tips on koi pond construction and general koi care, visit http://www.koibreedingtips.com.

Monday

Ikan hiasan @ ornamental fish (kaedah ternakan pilihan kepada pengusaha baru)

Setiap pengusaha seharusnya mempunyai pengetahuan dan kemahiran baik dari segi teori mahu pun amali. Persiapan yang perlu dilakukan meliputi kesesuaian kaedah yang mampu diuruskan oleh para pengusaha ikan air tawar terutama ikan hiasan. Walaubagaimanapun penerangan ini sekadar cadangan kepada pengusaha baru sebaliknya anda disarankan melakukan kajian terperinci sebagai persedian menghadapi keadaan yang sebenar. Anda perlu mendapatkan khidmat nasihat daripada golongan-golongan tertentu yang mahir dalam bidang ini. Kaedah ternakan yang berskala kecil yang popular dan banyak diusahakan di Malaysia ialah ternakan dalam kolam, ternakan dalam sangkar dan ternakan dalam tangki. Kaedah-kaedah ternakan ikan air tawar (ikan hiasan) ini sesuai bagi pengusaha baru kerana modalnya yang memadai bagi sesuatu projek ternakan ikan (ikan hiasan). Kesesuian tapak serta cara ternakan yang betul menjadi punca keberkesanan hasil yang bakal diperoleh. Pengusaha perlu bijak mempelajari cara dan teknik terkini pembenihan baka ikan terutama ikan hiasan seperti pemilihan baka, pengasuhan, pemberian makanan, kematangan induk dan pembiakan secara terkawal.

Ikan hiasan @ ornamental fish (faktor yang perlu di kenalpasti sebelum memulakan projek ternakan)

Sebelum berhasrat memulakan projek akuakultur ikan air tawar (ikan hiasan) sebaiknya beberapa faktor penting perlu dikenalpasti bagi melancarkan proses ternakan dan pengurusan pada masa depan. Antara faktor tesebut termasuk penyediaan tangki, pemeriksaan mutu air, kawalan penyakit serta cara penuaian hasil. Kaedah-kaedah terkini yang lebih cepat dan mudah perlu dipelajari bagi meringankan beban pengusaha baru serta mengurangkan jurang persaingan dengan pengusaha yang telah lama bertapak dalam bidang ini. Para pengusaha ikan ternakan air tawar termasuklah ikan hiasan perlu melakukan seberapa banyak kajian dan lawatan ke tempat-tempat ternakan yang telah berjaya bagi mendapatkan jaminan supaya usaha yang bakal dilakukan tidak menemui jalan buntu. Perkara penting yang mesti diutamakan adalah mengenai pengurusan kewangan serta merekod perkara yang dilakukan terhadap ternakan (ikan hiasan) bagi perancangan masa hadapan yang lebih cekap dan bersistematik.

Wednesday

Ikan hiasan @ ornamental fish (Peluang kerjaya)

Peluang kerjaya melalui ikan hiasan ini dapat direalisasikan dengan minat dan kesungguhan. Bagi anda yang berminat untuk menceburi bidang perniagaan berkait ikan hiasan ini anda perlu mengetahui serba sedikit mengenai perniagaan ini. Penerangan dibawah lebih tertumpu kepada perniagaan ikan hiasan dalam akuarium. Antaranya, perniagaan ikan hiasan dalam akuarium meliputi menjual serta membekal berbagai-bagai jenis ikan hiasan dan peralatan untuk memeliharanya. Peralatan tersebut seperti akuarium, penapis (filters), pam (pump), klorin, sumber oksigen, heaters dan pelbagai aksesori yang berkaitan. Perniagaan berkait dengan ikan hiasan dalam akuarium ini berpotensi untuk maju disebabkan peningkatan bilangan peminat terhadap ikan hiasan. Walaupun hanya peningkatan yang sedikit, namun perkembangannya semakin memuaskan. Untuk pengetahuan anda, penyumbang kepada bidang perniagaan ini bukan hanya daripada individu malah turut mendapat perhatian daripada pelbagai pihak. Antaranya:
1-Pejabat
2-Sekolah
3-Intitusi pengajian tinggi
4-Asrama
5-Tempat pelancongan
6-Hotel
7-Resort
8-Hospital
9-Restoran
10-Kantin
11-Stesen-stesen pengankutan awam
12-Kedai
13-Kompleks membeli-belah

Saturday

Do You Know How To Clean A Fish?

By Catherine Kenyeres

Now that you have caught your dream fish do you know how to clean?

Good job. You must be so proud of yourself. You have just landed the biggest fish of all. How do you clean it? You certainly don't want those ugly fish scales all over your wife's clean kitchen. Now… what to do. What about cleaning the fish before you leave your fishing spot.

You will need a great knife to start with-a fish fillet knife. Spread out some old newspaper. Use a fish scaler or knife and work against the grain of the scale. Once all the scales are removed, you can toss the newspaper and rinse the fish.

Now it gets even messier. Do you know how to gut the fish? The less mess the better. Take your knife with the blade pointed toward the fish's head, poke the stomach and slit the fish moving the fillet knife towards the fish's head. Do not cut deep.

Secondly, take the fish fillet knife with the blade pointing toward the fish's tail and open the stomach. Remove all the fish guts.

Thirdly, remove the gills and lastly, wrap up the messy newspaper and toss. There you have it. A perfectly cleaned fish.

Catherine Kenyeres is a successful author and publisher for http://www.best-4u-fishing-equipment.com. Catherine has written numerous articles for the fishing enthusiast.

The Colorful Koi Fish

By Bob Wright

Koi fish are carp that have been bred by the Japanese for a long time, and are specially bred in Japan for their color. They are known to be a docile fish. Koi fish are a great hobby. They are pretty playful fish and like to hide in different things in your pond whether it is between plants or "hanging around" the pump.

These are considered valuable and live a long time; they are not goldfish, but are a different species of carp, and are found in virtually every Chinese and Japanese garden where there is a pond. They are considered some of the most beautiful ornamental fish in the world. They are also rather relaxing to watch and enjoy whether you realize it at the time or not, and are part of the ancient Chinese culture, and is where the concept of Yin and Yang comes from. Koi fish are grown for ornamental reasons.

Japanese and Chinese gardens are often found to be usually quite lifeless; paths, ponds, stones, stones, bridges, pavilions, stones... There are also some plants of course, but not as many as in Western gardens. Koi fish are considered some of the most beautiful ornamental fish in the world. Believed to have originated in Persia, they are more closely associated with China.

Koi fish are now grown in Candaba not only for its aesthetic beauty but also for its great potential as dollar earner, and are omnivorous and are not particularly picky about what kind of koi food and sometimes they even enjoy the little bit of fresh lettuce or vegetables you might have lying around. Koi fish are omnivorous, they eat a variety of animal and plant foods. Most manufactured koi foods available in todays market are nutritionally balanced in order to keep your koi healthy and happy. They are specially bred in Japan for their color. A prize example can be valued in the $100,000 range. These fish are grown for ornamental reasons. The breeding of them first became popular among rice farmers of Japan. They are typically thought to swim up stream against the current, symbolizing strength and individualism. Koi fish are actually a variety of the common carp.

They are truly living jewels in your garden pond and really make your garden pond come alive. Koi fish are considered valuable and live a long time; they are not goldfish, There are several different varieties of koi.

Bob Wright has produced more interesting and informative articles on Water Ponds. They can easily be found here>http://waterponds.net/Koi_Ponds.html

Friday

Ikan hiasan @ ornamental fish (Pengenalan)

Ikan hiasan atau lebih dikenali sebagai ornamental fish diperingkat antarabangsa merupakan ikan yang mendapat keistimewaan daripada penggemar atau peminat ikan hiasan diseluruh dunia. Ikan yang mempunyai berbagai-bagai spesis ini mempunyai nilai pasaran yang agak tinggi bagi sesetengah spesis. Bagi memelihara ornamental fish ini, anda hendaklah mempunyai serba sedikit ilmu mengenai penjagaannya seperti kualiti air, cara pemberian makanan, proses pembersihan kolam atau akuarium dan lain-lain lagi supaya tidak berlaku kematian atau kecederaan pada ikan dalam waktu yang singkat. Pengetahuan ini dapat mengelak keadaan yang boleh memudaratkan kesihatan ikan hiasan tersebut dan membantu pemilik daripada mendapat kerugian. Lebih-lebih lagi ikan hiasan yang mempunyai harga pasaran yang tinggi. Sudah tentu anda tidak mahu perkara ini berlaku kepada anda.

Wednesday

Ikan hiasan

akan datang

ikan hiasan / ornamental fish