Koi Fish, Koy Fish or Coy Fish?

Actually the correct spelling is Koi Fish. We have seen it spelled many different ways and it all works. Generally everyone knows what you are referring to. The ultimate pond fish. For this article, we are going to have fun with it and use all of the different spellings. Koi fish, koy fish or coy fish are considered to be the crowning glory of pond fish.

Koi fish have a long history behind them and date back several hundreds of years. They get their brilliant colors through cross breed. There are two different basic styles of Koy fish. Standard koi fish and butterfly koi fish. The butterfly koi are the most romantic and mesmerizing as they have long wavy fins that flow back and forth as they swim throughout the pond. Standard koy fish are just as beautiful even without the long flowing fins. The perfect selection in any pond would be to have some standard or regular koy fish and some butterfly koi fish.

Coy fish can survive in Oklahoma all year long in their koi ponds as long as the ponds are dug to a depth of at least two feet. Urban myth says that koy fish need ponds deeper than that but in Oklahoma two feet deep is all that is required. The key is to leave your waterfalls running all year to provide your coy fish with oxygen and to keep the ponds surface from freezing over in the winter. As long as you have a pump large enough to turn all of the ponds water over at least twice per hour, you koi fish will be just fine.

Most of the koi for sale in Oklahoma will be domestically bred koi fish. This means that they were bred in the United States in a fish hatchery. Domestic koy fish, while beautiful are nowhere near as splendid as their imported relatives. Don’t let this keep you from buying domestic koi fish. They need love too and are way more cost effective. Imported Koi for sale can be very pricey.  Garden Ponds Unlimited stocks both domestic koy fish and imported koi for sale in Oklahoma. We want our customers to have lots of options when choosing their pond fish.

This brings us to our next topic. As a pond owner you have a lot invested in your koi fish pond. You should choose healthy, well cared coy fish to inhabit your backyard paradise. This is why you should only buy koi fish from a reputable pond supply store in Oklahoma. Never buy your koi or pond fish from an online source.

You need to be able to inspect the koi fish in person and make your purchasing decision based on the health of the koi. The koy fish should be swimming strong, not flashing and be free of sores. The last thing you want to do is to introduce fish disease into your beautiful koi fish pond because you were trying to save a buck.

At Garden Ponds Unlimited, we take the health of our koi for sale very seriously and have been buying from the same trusted hatcheries for 20 years. We sell our coy fish, koi fish, and koy fish with confidence and want them to thrive in their new pond homes.

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How to choose the best Landscaping in Oklahoma City for your koi pond or water feature

Koi pond and water feature landscaping

Most homeowners think that they should contact a landscaper or landscape designer for their koi pond in Oklahoma. This is the furthest thing from the truth. You should hire an experienced pond builder with specialized training. Landscaping in Oklahoma City can be challenging with our extreme temperatures. Koi ponds in Oklahoma can be even more challenging.

A landscaper or landscape designer will do well with your trees but not so much with a biological ecosystem and the science behind koi ponds. Garden Ponds Unlimited has been building koi ponds in Oklahoma for over 20 years.

We have extensive training in the science behind koi ponds. Properly built koi ponds in Oklahoma have a balanced eco-system capable of sustaining life and completing a nitrification cycle. Garden Ponds Unlimited builds more koi ponds in Oklahoma than any other pond builder, landscaper or landscape designer.

We are often hired by landscaper in Oklahoma City to build koi ponds while they finish the landscaping portions of the job. This is wonderful because not all landscapers know when to hand the reigns over to a professional pond builder.

A large majority of our koi ponds in Oklahoma are pond remodels that were built by landscapers that didn’t quite know how to properly build koi ponds. This is always unfortunate for the homeowners. A koi pond in Oklahoma, if built properly, will add value to the home and always have clear water.

Garden Ponds Unlimited provides our customers with a clear water guarantee. We are able to do this because we’ve been doing it for over 20 years and know how to do it properly.

Our motto is, Ponds Done Right the First Time. Don’t you want your koi pond built right the first time? We have been awarded as one of the top koi pond builders in the United States ranked  #14 in 2019 and in the top 20 for the previous 10 years.

We are the only Master Certified Aquascape Contractor in the State of Oklahoma.  We are also the only pond builder with a pond supply store that features our display ponds so that customers can see what they are buying ahead of time instead of signing a contract blindly not knowing what they will get.

Let Garden Ponds Unlimited build your next koi pond in Oklahoma and leave the landscaping in Oklahoma City to the landscapers.

Waterfalls are an artform and require the experience of years and years to build them to look as if they were put there by nature.

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