Here is an excellent book about the wonderful Koi fish: "Koi - A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual". It makes a wonderful Christmas gift, too!
The author is an experienced aquatic biologist from San Francisco and has been an annual lecturer at the University of Georgia’s Fish Health Workshop since 1982.
It’s a great stocking stuffer for a fish keeping enthusiast. This book contains helpful information about everything from pumps to koi fish breeds to diseases in koi fish. The last part we hope we never have to deal with, of course, but unfortunately, it is one of the top questions asked on this website, so I know it is a necessary evil we have to address when we have fish. What a welcome book for anyone trying to cure their fish and bring them back to health and happiness.
It’s great for beginners and may be just about the only book you will need on Koi fish if you are thinking of starting a Koi pond or if you already have one. You will be delighted with all the gorgeous photos of the stunning Koi in this book.
You will be surprised at the great number of various colors and patterns that Koi fish come in. This is one of the reasons people love Koi fish. The Koi is an important part of many water gardens. These beautiful fish enhance the beauty and relaxing effect of the water garden.
You may have heard how watching fish swimming in a pond or aquarium can be relaxation therapy and thus very good for your health. This is especially true of the calm and gentle Koi fish. They have a placid disposition that will make you look forward to seeing and hearing them rush over to you when you feed them. This is one of the most relaxing and rewarding hobbies you can have and because of their ease of care, their beauty, and the benefit they add to one’s life - the Koi fish are one of the most popular fish in the world to fish keepers.
"Koi - A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual" is comprehensible enough for young readers, too. It has many clear drawings and explanations to facilitate learning and allow kids who are pet owners to get it and with the help of their family can successfully care for their fish.