Issue 24 of Koi Talk Magazine
In Koi Talk issue 24 read about:
An Introduction To Growing Takano Sanke
For those of you that are not so active on social media, you may or may not have seen the collaborative event that was put on between Koi Talk, Koi Wholesale Ltd, and Exclusively Koi at the end of May. The whole project was to demonstrate what can be achieved with Koi in the right environment and how to look at Sanke the way we look at them.
28 and 29 January saw the biggest and best Koi show on the planet take place, the 53rd All Japan Koi Show, and in this issue of Koi Talk magazine we showcase some more of the Best in Variety prize winners.
An Interview With Hisashi Hirasawa From Marudo Koi Farm
In the second of our Japanese breeder interviews, Rie from the Koi Talk team visits Marudo Koi Farm. She sits down with the owner, Hisashi Hirasawa, who after spending 18 years at Dainichi, took over his father’s farm. He is now a leading breeder in Niigata, Japan.
Remembering Mark Gardner: New Forest Koi Breeds Mark Gardner’s Koi As A Tribute
A couple of years ago the Koi hobby and industry was shaken by the sudden passing of one of its major social media influencers, Mark Gardner. Rick Carpenter is part of the team at New Forest Koi, they breed many varieties of fry and Koi on the farm. In this article Rick talks to Joe from the Koi Talk team about his relationship with Mark and how he is honouring him a couple of years on from his passing.
Reader’s Ponds – Ian From Lincolnshire
On our most recent visit, we went to see the pond of Ian from Lincolnshire. He’s had an interest in fish and specifically Koi for a long time but has only in the last few years built a new pond of his own.
Selecting Tosai Kohaku
It has been said many, many times before that the Koi keeping hobby starts and finishes with Kohaku. In this article, Chris Wall from the Koi Talk team draws upon his years of experience of selecting Kohaku to highlight areas that will serve you well when making your personal selections for your own pond.
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