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Koi Kichi Hardcover – 1995

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Infiltration; Slp edition (1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952638118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952638117
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,865,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
"Koi Kichi" contains many areas of information notusually found in other books. Most importantly it has a lot of commonsense answers based on 20 years of Koi experience.
His chapter on parasites, bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases is authoritative, detailed, and complete. It is just what will save the novice Koi keeper from poor advice from uniformed sources. The specific remedies he recommends have already saved enough of our Koi from death that we have more than recovered the cost of the book.
The author goes into detail on pond planning, design, construction, and the whys, whynots, and how-to's of water treatment. He also includes specific recommendations on water pumps, air pumps, plumbing equipment, biofilter material and pond materials.
His chapter on filtration is incredibly good. His knowledge is exactly what any Koi pond builder or keeper needs.
Peter Waddington is a typically British author with understated wit and humor liberally sprinkled about to keep us smiling.
His frequent and detailed trips to Japan's Koi breeding area acquaint us with the most famous Koi breeders for each Koi variety.
His pictures are beautiful, numerous, and show each of the Koi varieties.
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By A Customer on April 30, 1999
Format: Hardcover
KOI Kichi is simply the best KOI book that I have ever seen. It is so complete. It is a must for KOI beginer and also a very good reference book for the experienced.
The book describe in detail about KOI type, KOI selection, how to build a good KOI pond, KOI disease and treatment, KOI breeders in Japan and almost every other single thing about KOI. I guess that the book is so good as it is written by an author who is a KOI Kichi (Crazy about KOI)
If you a serious KOI lover, you should buy this book.
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Format: Hardcover
I recently purchased the book KOI KICHI. I cannot compare it to others, but I have found it very informative. It goes into detail about pond construction, koi care, koi types, and is full of background information and stories.
The thing that may make this book less useful to the DIY person is that Waddington(author) is talking about what he calls a 'proper' system which excludes a lot of what poeple who like to do it themselves consider staple. For example, he leaves out many details about pond construction because he believes it should be made from concrete, and should be left to a professional along with electrical wiring, surveying, and landscaping.
As far as a reference book on koi, I found it to be excellent, and it certainly gives a different perspective on pond setups.
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Format: Hardcover
Koi Kichi is a tremendous contribution to the hobby. It is also a beautiful book of commanding size and weight. This is a complete guide for beginning koi keepers and old hands alike. Waddington's recommedations are helpful and his koi stories are entertaining for the koi-keeper and non-koi-keeper.

While the Tetra Encyclopedia of Koi may be more affordable and has been basic to the hobby for many years, the extra money for Koi Kichi will be well spent. And, after all, the price is not so outrageous if you ever had a subscription to Nichiren. In fact, very good-looking koi cost much more than Koi Kichi! Yes, sometimes, thousands of times more than the retail price.

If you aren't in the koi hobby, this book also makes a fascinating and handsome coffee table book. Waddington's photographs of koi ponds and some of the most stunning and prize-winning koi ever to be photographed will be sure to make for interesting tea time conversations for years to come. You will be sure to hear, the delighted question: "What are Koi!?"

You don't know what koi are? Check out the Koi Unlimited Homepage at ([...] To be certain, you'll be surprised.

Happy Koi-keeping,
Stan Faryna, a happy owner of a prize-winning Platinum Ogon
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Format: Hardcover
Amazing book on KOI written by a true lover of the KOI. This book is amazing even just for the outstanding photography. I have the Deluxe Version but I'm not sure what is different about mine. Its from 1995 and hardback. Very nicely bound. This book is really like the gold standard for KOI collectors all over the world.
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