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November 8, 2019

Hi this is Carl the landscape guy with an
update on my Koi project. Two years ago, the Ogon Koi couple produced
plenty of offspring in my self built natural pond. You will find videos about these koi and the
pond if you check out my channel. Because of the many predators I had decided
to protect the koi fry by construction this net cage. It worked very well and the small Koi are
growing well in the floating net. A detailed video on the construction of the
net can be found on my channel. I have now decided to cover the entire pond
with a cormorant net. This net is very stable and inconspicuous
as well as very light. I put posts in the ground around the pond
and stretched the net over the entire surface of the water. After that I observed that the heron could
no longer catch any fish. To make sure the koi stay healthy and growing
I have decided to release them in the pond. To keep the net cage in the right spot, i
attached it with two ropes when i set it up. So now I have to loosen one side first. Look, the koi mama is checking on what we
are up to. They are like cats, they wanna hang out right
in front of you even tho they have the whole pond to swim in. From the other side, I can now gently pull
the entire cage towards the side. Then I take off the two net covers. Now I pull the net half out the water to get
to the fish. I have a big bucket with fresh water to better
examine the fish. Since i wont be able to get them by hand i
use this large net to put them in the bucket. Now i make sure all the koi are fine and dont
have protruding scales or injuries. The koi bellies also look very good. The gills have a uniform dark red color. Since this pond has no artificial aeration
it is important to know that the gills are fine. The sizes of the koi are between 8 and 12
inches after 24 months. Since they stayed in this pond even in winter
under the ice I am very satisfied with their growth. Some Koi have a particularly flawless appearance
and a uniform body shape. None of the fish has lost its metallic shine. In some, a dark color appears on the back
shining through the scales. I’m curious how the darker ones will develop. This one is the only one that is particularly
light and has a lot of metallic looking scales. He is about mid-size in growth compared to
the others. We will check on him next year too. Because I have planned to make a pond inventory
of all fish next spring to document the state of development. Then we will also see how many fish are in
the pond total. After i have checked every koi, i put them
one by one in the pond by hand. Here, they have enough space to grow on 3000
ft2 and can find themselves a lot of natural food, which is known to be still the best
food for these guys. Overall, I put 50 Koi from the net cage in
the pond. I am glad that they were protected from predators
and injuries in the swimming cage net. I hope that they will continue to develop
well. I will take apart the cage net and store it
away, we will definitely need it again. Overall, there is not much dirt in the net,
just a few leaves. Since I had placed the net cage in deep water,
the dirt fell through the net to the bottom of the pond. This way the Koi were always swimming in the
best possible natural pond water. After a short time, the entire Koi family
gathers at the food spot… well, who would have thought. It almost seems as if the fish are happy to
be reunited. By the way the little koi have been getting
less shy and almost eat out my hand. As you can see, my Koi project continues and
I hope you enjoyed the video. In the video description you will find some
product links. I will do more videos on this and I would
really appreciate a Like and a subscription from you. Thank you for your help and your interest. Have a great day and see you next time, I’m
your Carl the landscape guy.


  • Reply Emanuel Marcelo June 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    cant believe its been more than 2 years

  • Reply Gurra June 17, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Very interesting they look very healthy! I have a pond with some Koi only 8 and they were really small 6-7cm when I put them in last summer, and I was suprised they already made little Koi babies 🙂 Mine are also in the pond all winter, and they grow fast!

  • Reply embrace n reborns June 17, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Such a awesome video I pray this video reach other pond owners this is such a good idea to protect your fish from predators, keep up the good work ???

  • Reply Hemanth Maane June 17, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Cool idea

  • Reply Tushar June 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Love the work u do
    Please make videos more on koi fish
    Love from India

  • Reply waterchildtera June 17, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Is that a electric perimeter wire to keep out birds and raccoons

  • Reply Dave Wilco June 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    This is great

  • Reply Zane Dickson June 17, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Soo you plan on breeding other varieties?

  • Reply David Rickards June 18, 2018 at 2:01 am

    So glad to see your update on your koi pond. Your koi are beautiful to watch. I hope you have continued success.

  • Reply Shabba Ranks June 18, 2018 at 2:16 am

    I heard that juvenile yamabuki that are creamy coloured will be a nice yellow when they mature

  • Reply Kelvin Young June 19, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Beautiful but you will definitely have to sell or give some away in the years to come so they Dnt over populate

  • Reply Get busy Live'n or Die'n June 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

    You did a great job with the netting and the cage
    We just let our fish do their thing and if a turtle, bird, muskrat or any type of predator has a meal it's all part of nature to us.

  • Reply gaurav ghase June 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    This is so satisfying ?????

  • Reply Emma Masters June 21, 2018 at 10:55 am

    isn't the net dangerous for smal animals?

  • Reply David Tse June 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Amazing video. All the koi seems to be so healthy. They obviously well looked after. Great job!

  • Reply Joris Van reen June 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Maybe Some more types of koi?

  • Reply Mohammed M. June 21, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    mashallah, you done a great job, hope to get a pond soon

  • Reply THE ENLIGHTENED ONE June 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    There massive for there ages.

  • Reply Jorg Reiling June 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    very nice

  • Reply CD 1 June 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I wonder if any animals or birds got entagled?

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  • Reply Tony ARC June 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome man?

  • Reply Justin Villalobos June 23, 2018 at 12:02 am

    We usually use bottle rockets when birds come around

  • Reply Nathan Fielure June 23, 2018 at 5:58 am

    "Natural pond"

  • Reply Ray Kelly June 23, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful koi. Enjoyed your video.

  • Reply J.L. Herington June 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Really nice looking color on those koi!

  • Reply glen mann June 23, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Nice to see excellent animal care. Great video

  • Reply nazeem ameen June 23, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Awesome! Do you only have golden yellow Koi?

  • Reply DJ Stuart Philippines June 24, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    the koi specimens were clean headed. have they been culled?

  • Reply Saeed Mitchell June 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    You should get shiro utsuri koi

  • Reply Stan TheObserver June 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    What about the hassle of leafs or small branches blown to the middle of that netting? Whoo,too much work. I give up on fish ponds unless I move to the very middle of a city and away from wildlife.

  • Reply Umesh Adi June 27, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Will you feed food for that or it it's mud and live plants

  • Reply H K June 27, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Just get some cats instead.

  • Reply Skeletor Mutant June 27, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    birb is like, ah cmon bruh

  • Reply paul jenkins June 30, 2018 at 5:32 am

    They look very healthy

  • Reply lastditch727 June 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Looks like alot of work but such fun and satisfaction. Not much variance but beautiful fish

  • Reply Georgi Santiago July 1, 2018 at 2:33 am

    Awesome natural pond. Koi look really healthy.

  • Reply Janet Wilham July 2, 2018 at 1:47 am

    noticed no hiding places like cattails or fallen trees or anything for the fish to hide under around your pond.

  • Reply Jita'ame suluma July 3, 2018 at 7:46 am

    i love koi

  • Reply ProBeasT July 6, 2018 at 6:54 am

    you should buy and add more colorful koi

  • Reply T vb July 8, 2018 at 7:38 am

    nice video happy to see your koi growing …greetings from a koi fan !

  • Reply Elizabeth Madson July 8, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I love your videos, and your koi are beautiful ?

  • Reply Tom Richards July 8, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    when can we see more of this

  • Reply Shan Nonymous July 8, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    it was so satisfying watching you gently picking them up and putting them in the pond.

  • Reply AMR BIN ASH July 8, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Yes im enjoyed your Vidio thats very gooooooddd ????

  • Reply kimuseni July 9, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Awesome ?

  • Reply iconico X July 11, 2018 at 3:03 am

    I really like your videos from making a natural pond, releasing 2 adult koifish, from laying eggs, until they hatches, protecting them from the predators, koifish growth, and releasing them after 2years,.
    Keep it up!! It's so nice to be one of your subscriber!???

  • Reply Lee Harris July 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    What's the best way to care of Kori

  • Reply Cooolchick647 July 13, 2018 at 3:41 am

    this is so cool I've been waiting to see them grown but I do have to wonder about the gene pool after this seeing these fish are all brothers and sisters and only mom and dad are the only other fish. this may lead to a lot of issues with any new fish babies. I think you're better off selling these and buying a few more grown larger pond stock kois to have diversity and a better gene stock. inbreeding leads to many defects.

  • Reply Cooolchick647 July 13, 2018 at 3:44 am

    also metallic color is called Gin Rin

  • Reply wolf green July 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Very nice

  • Reply Charlie TheHiker July 15, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Do you swim with them?

  • Reply Julie Enslow July 16, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    can deer get a drink?

  • Reply Wan Mustakim August 5, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Why the water so dark ?

  • Reply pang chung August 7, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Is so entertaining…

  • Reply Thục Anh Nguyễn August 21, 2018 at 2:33 am

    In the end of the video , it's look like little fish are kissing their mother

  • Reply The Fat White Elephant September 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    this video makes me feel a warm glow

  • Reply bud de leon September 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    how big is the koi now

  • Reply Lowkeysoul 888 September 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Out of 250 only 50 left?

  • Reply zeetran October 7, 2018 at 2:41 am

    200 of them didn't make it? u left out the most important stuff!

  • Reply Darma Ti October 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Awesome video

  • Reply 창석 소 October 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Wow!!!its really nice….i love it

  • Reply Gerhard Wiechmann October 20, 2018 at 4:32 am


  • Reply The Hazzaz October 20, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Can you give me some of them??

  • Reply apache wild October 24, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Do you sell

  • Reply The channel Supporter October 25, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Bro can you have a koi give away

  • Reply To Le Van October 25, 2018 at 5:07 am

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  • Reply Nông Dân HĐT October 25, 2018 at 5:09 am

    good video

  • Reply jericho go October 25, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Can i take one of it ???

  • Reply 1234LMAO12345 October 26, 2018 at 12:20 am

    does anyone else think these koi are a bit small for 2 years old? they're about 7 inchs from what I can see when they should be 10 – 12 inches? am i being silly? PLEASE OPINIONS KOI PEOPLE

  • Reply ooi js October 28, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Golden KOI, it is beautiful …

  • Reply Joseph tan October 29, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Your koi are healthy and Beautiful. ???

  • Reply Nautilus October 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    How can you claim that this is a "natural" environment if you're doing everything you can to keep nature out of it?

  • Reply Chubbstain October 29, 2018 at 9:12 pm


  • Reply ikawpipa October 30, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    nice video MrLandscapeGuy

  • Reply jhun florendo November 4, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    well done, nice video. maybe you can try jumbo koi

  • Reply Diego Souza November 5, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Amazing job man!!! Hope to see more of your videos!!! #lovefrombrazil

  • Reply Poseidon99Jeus November 5, 2018 at 6:38 am

    It's so boring to see the same color koi

  • Reply M. Ibrahim Shockwitz November 5, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    i would like 1 please ???

  • Reply The Green Viking November 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Loved the video. thanx for sharing. subbed and liked. 🙂

  • Reply Juan Pazy November 9, 2018 at 1:04 am

    HELLO you have nise pond and Beautiful kois

  • Reply Jacob uram November 13, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Do more videos on the pond

  • Reply Danu Dwi November 29, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    As long as you keep them only in that pond.

  • Reply Kaitlyn Antoun November 30, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    you have so many fish I think it would just be better to let the herin take some as part of nature

  • Reply James Franco December 5, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Kindly do an update on your fish pond inventory and also we would like to know, how is the 50 koi release on your pond. Thanks alot friend. I am looking forward for your video. ☺☺☺☺?????

  • Reply hanami hana December 9, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Wow tgey grew

  • Reply Giobel Koi Center December 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Are there any means to scare the heron?

  • Reply Pramana Studio December 19, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Yang nunggu eps selanjutnya like

  • Reply Mike Johe January 8, 2019 at 5:39 am

    You didn't get any platinum?

  • Reply Ayash Rahmat January 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful yellow fish, how old are they?

  • Reply Faris Octa January 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Love this video and your hardwork

  • Reply SIMPLY PABZ January 16, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I enjoy watching your Koi Journey. ??

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  • Reply Darren Dzirasa-Payne January 25, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Amazing videos and information. Just brilliant Thank you from here in the UK.

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  • Reply Spencer K May 17, 2019 at 7:22 am

    The netting really takes away from the natural look. I would just let nature take its course and remove the netting if I were you

  • Reply Fernando Aries June 6, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    ?A DREAM ????? FANTASTIC JOB??‼️??

  • Reply JAZERLIGHTS June 15, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Beautiful Fish Brilliant!

  • Reply bertha craff July 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    They are really big and beautiful, you have a really nice pond.

  • Reply Marlon Magsael August 25, 2019 at 10:19 am

    New subs here.. I love everything in this video… That was awesome…

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