Nishikigoi breeding and exporting from Korea In the year 2000, I started growing Nishikigoi. I saw the cultivation of these beautiful ornamental carps as a good alternative to the more traditional, Korean agricultural products. The global financial crises and the opening of the Korean market for FTA agricultural products force our farmers to use their … Continue reading Kim Young Soo’s vision
written by: Hugo J. Smal Seollal 설날 2021 has passed, Korean Lunar new year. The year of the Ox sets in. In normal times family members come together on Seollal. In the morning people bow to the ancestors and look ahead and hope for a year full of prosperity. But this is not a normal … Continue reading Korean Koi in the year of the Ox
Become friends with koi. written by Hugo J. Smal How do you become best friends with your koi? That is the ideal of every koi hobbyist: to build a close relationship with your ornamental carp, a relationship that provides mutual pleasure. Many koi keepers are happy and proud to say that their fish are 'tame'. … Continue reading Become friends with koi
Corona months are hunger times written by Hugo J. Smal – Chief editor Kim Young Soo, breeder at the Goyang Koi farm sends me movies about the Tosai on a regular basis. It's nice to see but also frustrating. I rather was at the Baedagol theme park. I am in the Netherlands and going back … Continue reading Goyang Koi farm: Tosai 19 September 2020
Tosai are growing well! Kim Young Soo is very happy. The Goyang Koi are 2 months old now and doing great. They are growing very well and are promising stunning fishes in the future. Of course, they will be selected again and again. Hopefully, they find next year their way to the ponds of Nishikigoi … Continue reading Goyang Koi farm Tosai 2 months old.
Goyang Koi farm: First early Koi selection. Last weeks some 2 million Koi eggs have hatched at the Goyang Koi farm. All the little fishes are swimming in the mud pounds. Now It's time to make a fist, very early selection. I am very happy to look at how Kim Young Soo is doing this. … Continue reading Goyang Koifarm early selecting Koi
Koibreeding at the Goyang Koifarm 2020 writer Hugo J. Smal To get the whole story The breeding season has started! Ad the Goyang Koifarm the spawning is done. Kim Young Soo did put a lot of dedication, time and energy in it. It's not that difficult to let the Koi spawn. Simply put a woman with … Continue reading Breeding Goyang Koi farm 2020
Go Sanke, most important written by Hugo J. Smal During the Japanese Edo period (1603 - 1867), the successive Shoguns (rulers of military castes) always came from three closely related families: Mito, Kishu and Owan. They are known as Tokugawa Go-Sanke, which are considered the most important genera of the period. As a tribute to … Continue reading Koi varieties, an introduction
Food: not only the fish but the total environment. Written by Hugo J. Smal I don't know what's more fun. Buy or feed Koi. I already went into buying the beauties. You can find the story "Buying is more than counting." So now the focus on feeding. Daily quality time with your fish. The moment … Continue reading Food for thought
A good start is half the work. Written by Hugo J. Smal There is a lot to discuss how best to build a koi pond. Every advanced koi lover has his thoughts on this (which, incidentally, are quickly elevated to dogmas) and tricks that are often worth taking over. Visiting many koi ponds is therefore … Continue reading A reliable Koi pond.