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Koi Ring Japanese Carp Fish Bypass Size 8

Sterling silver ring featuring a Japanese Koi fish in a bypass design.

The symbolic meaning of the Japanese Koi is based on an ancient myth that shows the Koi as being brave & warrior-like. It has now become a recognized symbol for these characteristics and for this reason, has become a very popular tattoo and is now finding it’s way into jewelry design.

Available in sizes 6 – 10
Front of ring measure 5/8″ wide (max) tapering to a band 3/16″ wide
Weight approx. 4 grams
Stamped for sterling silver

Product Features

  • Stamped 925 for sterling silver
  • Width of front of ring 5/8 inch
  • Weight approx 4 grams

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Japanese Koi Carp Fish Tattoo Japan Love Red Applique Iron-on Patch New S-436

Red Koi Tattoo Iron-On Applique Patch

Red Koi Tattoo Iron-On Applique Patch

New Japanese koi fish design embroidered iron-on patch. Ideal for adorning your jeans, bags, jackets and shirts.

Measures 2.5 inches wide by 3.63 inches long.

Please note, the width is measured from the left outer fin to the tip of the right tail fin. Since the tail fin curls around to the right, the width of this patch is wider than it would normally be if it had been made straight.

Iron-On Instructions

  1. Spray water on back of patch
  2. Place patch on garment
  3. Set iron temperature on “cotton”
  4. Cover patch with a piece of damp cloth
  5. Iron for 10-15 seconds
  6. Turn garment inside out and iron until dry

Japanese koi carp fish tattoo Japan love red applique iron-on patch new S-436

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Japanese Carp Koinobori Windsocks, 20 inch, 5 pieces (#G632)

Colorful set of five Japanese Koi (fish) windsocks to hang for decoration. One each of blue, black, red, green and purple windsocks, each about 19 inches long. The set of cotton windsocks each have a string for easy hanging!

These koinobori windsocks can also be used for crafts! Stitch them on quilts or tee shirts for a fun design! Great for Girls and Boys day!

Product Features

  • Set of 5 cotton carp windsocks
  • 19 to 20 inches long
  • One each in red, blue, black, green and purple
  • Great to hang outdoors
  • Also known as koinobori in Japan

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Koi Ring Japanese Carp Fish Bypass Size 10

Sterling silver ring featuring a Japanese Koi fish in a bypass design.

The symbolic meaning of the Japanese Koi is based on an ancient myth that shows the Koi as being brave & warrior-like. It has now become a recognized symbol for these characteristics and for this reason, has become a very popular tattoo and is now finding it’s way into jewelry design.

Available in sizes 6 – 10
Front of ring measure 5/8″ wide (max) tapering to a band 3/16″ wide
Weight approx. 4 grams
Stamped for sterling silver

Product Features

  • Stamped 925 for sterling silver
  • Width of front of ring 5/8 inch
  • Weight approx 4 grams

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Carp Fish Koinobori Windsocks, 23 inch Nylon Set of 5 #L47

Colorful set of five Japanese Koi (fish) windsocks to hang for decoration. One each of blue, black, red, green and purple windsocks, each 23 inches long.

The set of long lasting koinobori nylon windsocks each have a string for easy hanging!

These koinobori windsocks can be used indoors or outdoors for a colorful, festive decoration! Great for Girls and Boys day!

A gold sticker embellishes each carp windsock’s eye!

Product Features

  • These make nice decorations or party favors!
  • The nylon material holds up well outdoors.
  • Colorful and festive!
  • Set of 5 pieces, each 23 inches long
  • Koinobori for Children’s day!

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The Secrets To Successful Koi Carp Fish Care

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Loved all over the world for their vibrant colors and long living, Koi carp fish are absolutely wonderful additions to an outdoor pond. They are exceptionally popular and populate millions of outdoor ponds.

While today, most live to be around thirty years of age, Koi have been known to live well beyond two hundred years old, with the oldest ever having lived to be two hundred and twenty-six years of age. No doubt, Koi care can be an integral factor in the longevity of Koi fish.

Koi carp fish belong to the same species of fish as the common carp, with the Koi being considered the most domesticated. The Japanese are credited as the first breeders of the marvelous Koi fish and their efforts date to the 1820′s.

Koi are known for their variety of colors and attractive patterns which includes lively colors such as blue, green, red, orange, yellow, and silver. Of course, they can also be found in basic colors such as black and white. Their color is directly affected by their environment and the care that they receive. Proper Koi care requires a great deal of consistency and diligence.

Koi carp fish may behave differently in smaller versus larger ponds. This is something to be considered when planning and preparing for Koi care. Koi usually school when they are in smaller ponds, but will separate into smaller units when they are in a larger pond.

Additionally, Koi are known to be very social with a number of other fish breeds, except in situations with much smaller fish that can fit into their mouths and be eaten. Remember, Koi are opportunistic feeders. Those that are planning to raise them should consider their social activity when making preparation for their pond. (more…)

Preparing the Water for Your Koi Pond

Any acidic content in the water can be damaging for the Koi fish in your pond.

Koi ponds have to be filled, drained and re-filled many times. You must assure yourself that your pond is absolutely cleared of all damaging impurities. And, as follows, you must maintain the cleanliness of your garden Koi fish pond.

There are many precautions you can take to assure that your koi pond is completely prepared to be the home of beautiful Japanese Koi fish.

1) Aeration and Water Filtration Systems

o Be sure to use the highest quality filtration systems for designing and preparing a Koi pond – this is very important. Without taking the proper steps to avoid making your pond a deadly home for Koi. Often, a person who loves the hobby of gardening and is dedicated to maintaining a Koi pond will consult a professional for a recommendation on the very best merchandise available.

o It is very important to have a mechanical filter, a mechanical filter is recommended by virtually any professional you talk to.

o Chemical filters are a good idea if you if you have purchased young koi for life in your pond, before they have completely matured.

o In addition, if you choose a biological filtration system you must give the system a certain period of time to become filly affective.

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2) Purchasing Koi Fish

o Koi are a kind of fish with many different species available for garden ponds in an extreme variety of sizes, shapes and an array of beautiful colors to choose from.

o You can introduce any combination of fish for you Koi pond, you can have groups of the same kind of Koi, or you can have a group of Koi consisting of several different kinds.

o Whether you choose Kohahu Koi, Shusui Koi, Showa Koi, Utsuri Koi, Ogon Koi, Tancho Koi and many, many more types of Koi fish to choose from.

3) Caring for Koi Fish in Your Koi Fish Pond

o There are mechanical, biological as well as UV filters for your Koi pond. The number one rule is to keep your Koi garden pond water clean.

o Have at least two drains at the bottom of your Koi pond.

o Make sure you know what chemicals to check for, and have the chemicals you may need to adjust pH levels in your Koi fish pond available at all times.

o Be sure to make a regular schedule for checking the cleanliness of your Koi pond – no matter what kind of Koi fish you have.

When you want to keep Koi fish in your garden pond, you need to create specific conditions for them. Do not simply introduce Koi to your pond water. Any impurities in the water could be dangerous for your Koi fish. The pond conditions for a Koi fish pond are complicated. Many people attend groups and seek consults from other gardeners to give each other advice.

Anne Clarke writes numerous articles for websites on gardening, parenting, fashion, and sports. Her background includes teaching and recreation. For more of her articles on Koi ngarden ponds, please visit Garden Ponds.

 


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