Comprehensive coverage, from building a koi pond to choosing color varieties. ISBN: 0764129880Author(s): Keith Holmes, Tony Pitham, and Nick FletcherPrinted in China – 208 pages – copyright 2005 This mini encyclopedia is packed with sensible advise and practical guidance. Part one examines the equipment and systems used to create and sustain the water quality that koi need to flourish. Part two looks in detail at how to build a koi pond, with plans and step-by-step sequences for both a liner and a brick built rendered pond. Part three focuses on koi as fish and prized exhibits, with attention to their anatomy, nutritional needs, health care, breeding, and showing. Part four presents a full, richly illustrated guide to koi color varieties.