Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hikari: Our Platinum Ogon Koi Bids Goodbye

Among our fishes in our mini garden pond, Hikari, a Platinum Ogon, is one of our favorites. Being the biggest of them all, he has been the sweetest. Relieving our stresses, these aquatic creatures have been our buddies in getting some relaxation, comfort and serenity.

By merely looking or staring at them while they swim around, you wouldn't believe that they have already made us feel rejuvenated and grateful.

Figuratively speaking, they have provided us such "feeling" that we could only get from them. And every time, we will come closer for whatever reasons i.e. feeding or some bonding time, they would as if welcome us with open arms - fins. And that has always been the greatest part of spending some quality time with them.

We've got a lot of fishes but just one loss would surely be different. His death would greatly affect us especially Eieo. Being the biggest and the most visible fish, Hikari is easily noticed by anyone. And now that you're gone, mornings and free time would never be the same again.

Good bye, Hikari. You'll surely be missed. Hugs!

♥♥♥ Daddy Ren, Mommy Mai and Eieo ♥♥♥

Platinum Ogon High Quality Koi
, imported from Asia, are a striking solid white color with a brilliant metallic sheen. Their deep, pure coloration does not contain blemishes of any kind. These beautiful Koi have a ghostlike appearance and stand out dramatically against the dark background of a typical pond. Ogon Koi are in the family Hikarimuji, which translates to "light without pattern."

The Platinum Ogon Koi are rated by breeders as AAA Grade Select - the highest rating these fish can receive. They are produced by some of the best brood stock in Asia. While Platinum Ogon HQ Koi can live longer than 200 years, they typically live 25 to 35 years. These high quality Japanese Strain Koi are a product of years of professional breeding, and will turn your pond into a showcase of champions.

The ideal setup for Platinum Ogon Koi is a 1000+ gallon pond with a fine gravel substrate, rocks, and hardy plants. Because these Koi savor plant roots and will dig to get to them, be sure to place large rocks around the base of plants to protect them. You will also need to provide adequate filtration to maintain proper water conditions.

Know more about them; read it HERE.

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