Koi Talk | Issue 14 Update

The Koi season is very much in full swing and many hobbyists will be taking advantage of the natural increase in temperatures, and pushing the growth of their Koi. For veterans of the hobby, you will be aware of the impact on water quality when you increase feeding, but for those new to the hobby, or not so experienced with growing Koi, pay attention to our upcoming two-part Beginner’s Corner series on growing your Koi, starting in issue 14 of Koi Talk.

Issue 14 is due to arrive with subscribers from 11 June onwards. If you’re a magazine subscriber look out for it landing in your letterbox! If you’re not yet a subscriber check out our Koi Talk Back Issues catalogue, they’re all available to buy individually, and issue 14 will be added shortly.

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Koi Knowledge! A Conversation with Ricky Stoddart of Koi Wholesale

In our latest video Chris Wall and Ricky Stoddart, founders of Koi Talk magazine, sit down for an in-depth, unscripted conversation to discuss all things Koi and to set straight a few myths from the industry.

As well as founding Koi Talk magazine, Ricky is also the Managing Director of Koi Wholesale, the UK’s leading wholesaler of quality Japanese Koi which celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. With his unique position, Ricky shares his honest thoughts on a number of topics including the price of Koi, the difference between male and female Koi, and his opinions on Koi food to name just a few of the topics discussed.

This feature-length video is over an hour and a half long. Pull up a comfy chair, sit back and relax, and listen in to Chris and Ricky’s conversation to experience a level of Koi knowledge that you’re not going to hear anywhere else.

Christmas Present Offer! Issues 1 – 6 of Koi Talk Magazine

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Then why not treat them to a Christmas present they’ll love with our multipack of issues 1-6 of Koi Talk magazine, the UK’s only monthly, printed magazine, dedicated to Koi.

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Want to know more about what’s in each magazine?

Issue 1

  • A beginner’s guide to water testing
  • Beni Kikokuryu appreciation
  • An intimate look at one of Niigata’s largest and best breeders
  • One to one interview with the owner of a stunning Koi pond
  • Mechanical filtration: The drum filter

Issue 2

  • The beginner’s guide to buying Koi
  • Goshiki appreciation
  • Biological filtration – The moving bed
  • One to one interview with a Koi obsessed father and son combo
  • All you need to know about blanket weed

Issue 3

  • The beginner’s guide to Koi appreciation
  • Kikusui appreciation
  • Azukari – Is it worth it?
  • Pond visit with Andy Corrie
  • Pump efficiency

Issue 4

  • Parasites: How to identify and what to do
  • Showa appreciation
  • Maximising growth
  • An interview with Kodama Koi Farm
  • Stress in Koi

Issue 5

  • Pond design tips from the professionals
  • Kujaku appreciation
  • The Japanese selection process
  • Koi breeding in the UK
  • Understanding the swim bladder

Issue 6

  • Handling your Koi like a pro
  • Shusui appreciation
  • Male Koi – pay attention!
  • Do it once, do it right! Koi pond visit in Hertfordshire
  • The science behind UVC units