I'm a total Noob as far as Koi are concerned. I breed Parrots, and have been interested in Koi ever since I dived in Wondergat(1991) and found 2 beautiful Specimens swiming alongside us.
Any way I recently (10 months ago) converted my Rock Swiming Pool (13000 litre) into a Koi Pond, (much to the disgust of my kids). Originally I just added a single 15watt UV Light to the system and filled the pond with a LOT of "cullings" to be sure that the pond would one day be ok for some "decent" fish. (I have resized these pictures for quick loading, I hope I havent reduced the quality too much. They weren't great to start off with.)
After visiting a pond in Mosselbay in December I returned home and installed a new filtration system. My water cleared up in a matter of days. I'm sure the "Bio" will still take a while to mature, however as the pond has had fish in it for almost a year already I rekon it is already well on its way.
Getting to the point of this post: I recently aquired 2 fish and would like your input. (the good, the Bad and the ugly) Unfortunatly once again the pictures are not great, but I'm sure you pro's will still be able to give some feedback.
This first one is i believe a 42 cm male Kohaku.
This Second Fish is a 43cm male Doitsu Showa.
PS. I have a lot of "Cullings" if there is anyone looking to get their new pond started.