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Fish, Fish, Hooray!

We are excited to announce that we here at Action are getting in a large shipment (approximately 60) of koi! Koi are the domesticated version of common carp. These fish are most famous for their recognizably beautiful colors that have been created via selective breeding. There are over 20 different varieties of koi that differ in color, patterns, and type of scales. Koi originate from Eastern Asia and live in fresh water. Thanks to their beauty and increased popularity in the past century, koi can be found in the ponds (including your own) throughout the world! We will be carrying a variety of Butterfly and Straight fin Koi here. Butterfly Koi are known for their long flowy ornate fins whereas the Straight fins are a lot sleeker looking. Each of these fish has its own distinguishable beauty unparallel to other fish with different eye catching colors and patterns.

Some interesting facts about koi that might sway you into purchasing one (or more) of these beauties for your very own pond are:

  • Koi usually live between 25 and 30 years. When they are kept under good conditions, koi can survive for more than 100 years.
  • People in Japan believe that koi fish symbolize wealth, prosperity, love, successful career and good fortune. Each variety is associated with one of those values.
  • Color of the koi fish depends on the variety. They can be white, black, blue, red, cream and yellow in color. Koi fish are covered with different spots.
  • Koi and goldfish have the same ancestor. Although they share similarities in appearance, koi fish can be recognized by barbels on the upper lip.
  • Koi are a large type of fish. They can reach up to 3 feet in length. The size of the fish depends on the living conditions. Adequate amount of food and oxygen and appropriate temperature are essential for the growth of fish.
  • Koi release ammonia in the water. When large numbers of koi fish inhabit same pond, the level of ammonia can increase rapidly and induce poisoning of fish.
  • Koi can recognize the person which feeds them and they can be trained to eat from his/her hand.
  • Koi are omnivore’s (consumes both plants and animals). They eat different kind of fish and their eggs, lettuce, watermelon and peas.
  • Koi that live in temperate geographic areas hibernate during the winter. They swim to the bottom of the pond (with higher temperature of water) and remain dormant until the weather conditions improve.
  • Although life in community can be dangerous, koi fish enjoy company of other koi fish so you can let your fish have other fishy friends!
  • Koi can in fact mate with goldfish because they are closely related. So you might be lucky enough to find yourself with some extra aquatic beauties! However, they produce sterile offspring.



        Buy 3 fish at regular price, and receive the 4th fish for free! 

        Expires: 7/1/16 


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A Message from Mark Sousa (A.K.A. Doctor Pond), owner of Action Water Gardens in Tolland, CT

You may ask yourself, "Why choose Action Water Gardens?". The answer is simple. Customer service. As the owner, I am the business. I've been in the landscape and water gardens business for over 15 years. I strive to be knowledgeable about the products and services that we offer and I provide one-on-one consultation on the issues you are facing, whether you are installing for the first time or simply maintaining your current garden or waterfall. See what our customers have to say.

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