Table of contents for Koi : a handbook on keeping nishikigoi / Servaas de Kock, Ronnie Watt.

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Koi: past and present
The history of koi-keeping, from the early days to the modern era. Koi bloodlines and genetics.
Anatomy and physiology
Body shape and size; fins, scales, and skin. The cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and reproductive systems. Life span and habitat.
Koi varieties
The fifteen recognized varieties, with the essential color, marking and pattern characteristics for each one.
The water environment
Water quality, and the physical, chemical, and biological factors that affect it, including dissolved oxygen, pH, carbon dioxide, alkalinity, ammonia, the nitrogen cycle, and heavy metals. Minimum water quality conditions.
The koi pond
Principles of pond design; water parameters; drains, pumps, and filters; sterilization; maintenance schedule.
Finishing and showing koi
Evaluating and grading koi; finishing for shows; promoting growth and finish; showing koi: pre-, during, and post-show preparations and procedures; judging criteria.
The effects of temperature on feeding; protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and minerals; color enhancers; quantity and freshness; feeding programs.
Health care
Environmental health factors; behavioral symptoms; parasites; bacterial and viral diseases; quarantine; how to anesthetize a fish; common disease treatments; first aid kit.
Creating a koi collection
Buying from a dealer, starting a collection; selecting koi; gender and shape; fish size; tips for breeding.
Glossary Index References Acknowledgments and credits

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Koi -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Koi -- Varieties.
Fish ponds -- Design and construction.
Carpe Koči -- Guides, manuels, etc.
Carpe Koči.
Carpe Koči -- Variâetâes.
âEtangs de pisciculture -- Conception et construction.