To KOI !! Just three - no more. Really, I mean it! (;o) This is year four with my pond and I've been resisting koi from the beginning for a few different reasons: I wanted a pond mainly for the water garden aspect of it and I've heard that koi don't always coexist peacefully with plants. I also had trouble my first year keeping the cheap goldfish alive and that was heart-breaking enough; I knew koi would be more like pets and I'd be even more devastated to lose them. Also, I do not fuss over my pond - I NEVER test the water, and I don't want to start obsessing about PH levels, ammonia, etc. Since year two, I've had no problem with keeping the goldfish alive so I'm hoping that the koi will be happy too.
But I suspect I'll soon join the koi craze like most of the rest of you! Any words of wisdom for keeping my plants intact and keeping the koi healthy?
I'll try to get some pics, but they're still a little shy.