Index of Articles
AKCA KHA Articles
AKCA08 Anatomy.pdf - Koi Anatomy by Spike Cover (11/07)
Anatomy is defined as the morphologic structure of an organism. Morphology is defined as the science concerned with the configuration or the structure of animals and plants.
AKCA08 Physiology.pdf - Koi Physiology by Spike Cover (4/29/05)
A short chapter on koi physiology can only begin to cover the subject. With this in mind, we will address primarily those things that are most directly relevant to the goals of this program.
AKCA08 Filtration.pdf - KHA Training Program - Filtration Module by Chris Neaves
This KHA training module must be read in conjunction with the AKCA Guide to Filters and pre-filters and with the KHA sections on Pond Design and the section on Water Quality. Module includes: Dynamics of a Fish Pond, Definitions, Flow Rates, Media, Filtration, Bioconverters, Maintaining Bioconverters & Filters, Alternative Methods of Filtration & Bioconversion, Effects of Chemicals & Medications on Filters, Developing an Eye for problems associated with filtration, and 2 KHA case studies.
AKCA08 Nutrition.pdf - KHA Training Program - Nutrition Modle by Chris Neaves (04/07/02)
Module includes: Glossary/Definitions, Factors affecting Koi Growth, Dietary Requirements of Koi, Feeding Koi, Commercial Koi Foods, Ingredient Discussion, Potential Problems Associated with Koi Nutrition, The KISS Chapter (Keep It Simple Stupid)
AKCA08 Nutrition-study.pdf - Evolution Aqua article in Koi Carp 08/07
Jasper Kuijper goes back to the Niigata roots and researches what our koi really eat. Here's a fascinating insight into how a brand new food came about.
AKCA Koi Herpes Virus.doc - by Sandra Yosha, DVM MD in KOI USA March/April 2003
KHV is the most deadly, economically important disease threatening koi in the United States in 2003.
AKCA08 American Breeders Panel.pdf - by Jennifer McCann in Quality Koi.com 2008
At the 2008 AKCA Seminar in Jacksonville, FL this June, Quality Koi’s Mat McCann got the honor to sit
down with other highly respected American koi breeders to discuss the similarities and differences in their breeding of American Koi.
AKCA08 Pond Quality tracking units.pdf - Keep Track of Those Units by Norm Meck
What to watch for when converting from one form to another such as pounds divided by gallons if we were looking for pounds of salt divided by pounds of water = pounds of salt per pound of water.
AKCA08 Testing - Test kits.pdf - by Norm Meck
Test kits have a shelf life and should be replaced, Norm provides methods on checking if kits are reading correctly and what to look for.
AKCA08 Pond Water Quality.pdf - Pond Water Chemistry by Norm Meck (10/30/01)
This is a composite of a series of articles dealing with the chemical makeup of pond water. How to
measure what is in it, what is good, what is bad, and what to do about it.
AKCA08 Pond Design.pdf - by Burt Ballou for KHA Course (9/22/01)
The information in this article will hopefully be useful in planning ponds but it is primarily
offered to help solve problems with existing pond systems and is written from that
perspecitive. Module includes: Intro - Be a detective, Location, Pond Shapes, Plumbing, Aeration,
Water Changes, Electrical, Pre-Filters, Pond Turnover Rates, Ultraviolet Sterilizers, Bioconverters, Pumps, Pond Construction, Pond Maintenance & Troubleshooting, Pedator Control, Holding Tanks/ Quarantine/ Treatment Tanks.
AKCA Build under $1500.pdf - by Burt Ballou from 2008 AKCA Seminar
Outline and List of parts (prices based on Lowe's) to construct a liner pond of 2850 gallons.