Koi

Koi Herpes Virus (KHV)

With the increased incidence of Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) in the U.S. over the last few years, we have dedicated this resource to clear up any misconceptions. What is KHV? Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) is the common name for cyprinid herpesvirus-3. It is a cousin of “carp pox,” cyprinid herpesvirus-1. Cyprinid herpesvirus-2 is the name …

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The Princess and the Pond

In every veterinarian’s career, there will come cases that try us mentally, physically and emotionally. For us here at Aquatic Veterinary Services, we have been tested by a case that we battled for almost 6 months. What started as a simple lesion steamrolled into a serious bacteria problem for multiple large koi. Princess, a 28″ …

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No Pond Quick Start

Putting in a new pond comes with lots of challenges. You built it perfectly with great filtration and put in the most amazing fish, but your ammonia is off the charts and you can’t get your filter to start cycling. (Cycling is the process wherein good bacteria convert toxic ammonia to toxic nitrite to safe …

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Koi Feeding 101

What do I feed my koi? Figuring out the right food to feed your fish can be a tricky task. Remember, unlike your fluffy pets, a fish’s metabolism is tied to the water temperature. Please keep in mind that this is different from the ambient (air) temperature! All pond owners should make sure they have …

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For You Koi Enthusiasts

Don’t forget! The Santa Clara Koi & Water Garden Club has their pond tour 2 weeks from today! Join us for a great tour with amazing ponds and lots of happy fish! Our Dr. Sanders will be at Pond F on Mojave Dr with one of our surgery patients! Come see how he’s doing and …

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Koi Club Finder

Interested in learning more about koi? Looking to meet fellow koi enthusiasts and share your knowledge and stories? You should join a local koi club! Check out our new koi club page to find one near you!

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