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  • 09/20/2015 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    20 NEW 2015 Scholarships available NOW
    to become a Certified Koi Keeper (CKK)

    ONLY 6 Left!

    CLICK HERE to KOI International

  • 07/22/2015 7:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are a few simple charts regarding feeding and water temperature. When your water gets really warm, I suggest cutting back on a food on the hottest day and lots of aeration.  Remember, warm water is close to hot water and hot water is close to boiling.  Aeration assists in cooling the water.

    Water temperature can dictate how and when you feed your fish. Careful consideration should be given to the condition of the environment as well as the activity level of your pets. Also consider your own knowledge and experience with your fish!

    Koi are most active in this temperature range. You can feed as often as you like any of our color enhancing, growth or staple diets. Feeding smaller amounts more often can actually increase weight and girth more rapidly. Always monitor your water quality and the activity level when deciding how much to feed. Always avoid feeding within one hour of sunrise or sunset.

    Carefully monitor your pets activity level in this temperature range. As the water temperature drops so does your koi's digestive capacity. Care should be taken to avoid over-feeding and offering food during periods of inactivity. Always feed during the warmest part of the day if your water temperature is not stable.

    When your water temperature is in this range you should monitor your koi's activity level carefully and avoid feeding if you pets do not readily eat. Use only easily digested diets like Hikari Wheat Germ. Try to feed between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm if possible.

    When the water temperature is in this range, technically you may stop feeding until spring. If your koi are active and you want you can feed an amount they will consume within a minute or so, but never more. Always try to feed between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.i

    Your koi should be in their hibernation mode now and no feeding is necessary.

  • 06/26/2015 8:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    ATTN:  Koi Club Supporters are starting to receive automated messages letting you know that soon, your membership dues are coming up for renewal.  These notices start approx. a month before your yearly membership ends.

    If you are currently a Koi Enthusiast, we certainly would like to encourage you to become a supporting member today.

    PayPal functionality is working and simple to use.  Membership is tax deductible.

    PAY or UPGRADE your membership HERE

    If you would like to pay by check, mail to:

    SFBAKC, 41519 Erma Avenue, Fremont, CA  94539-4540

    Why we need your support....Importance of Membership Drive

    We are a small organization, so it is important that everyone pitch in a little something to help offset the yearly operating costs of having a domain and website.  Our yearly fees have increased and are now due.

    We cover these expenses by our supporting membership.

    Perks of Membership

    • Our site is dynamic.  Such that what information the Public sees, is different from what a Koi Enthusiast sees and different still, from what a Supporting Member sees.
    • Our yearly membership is the most affordable in the entire area.  Other clubs, charge quite a bit more.  We ask $20. a year.
    • Becoming a member, you gain access to our Membership Directory.  Being able to contact other members living in your area is fantastic.
    • We have a wealth of knowledge in our membership and also have a library of books available to check out.
    • Members save $5.00 on subscription to KoiUSA magazine.


    See your PROFILE to UPGRADE!!!

  • 04/24/2015 6:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Conserving water is our new now and our future.

    Please download this .pdf on Water Conservation.

  • 02/14/2015 9:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I put together this video clip on an easy way, to grow moss on rocks.  This is a great way to re-use that string algae from in your pond and waterfall.

    Click Here To See Video Clip

  • 10/01/2014 6:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Mtg. in September was at the esteemed home of Grant Fujita.  What an eye opening experience and a realization that 99% of us are actually ornamental koi fish pond keepers, and there is nothing wrong with that.  Grant is that 1%.  I have seen it with my own eyes.  Grant is a true Nishikigoi (Koi Keeper).  How do I round up the information and education we gained from this meeting?  Grant has raised a $50,000. Koi, that is the size of a small seal, pristine confirmation, crisp white and painted red.  Stunning!

    Thanks to Don Chamberlain we have this shot for you:

  • 08/24/2014 8:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Great get together of old members and some visitors that are now new members and we welcome you all.  We had the opportunity to shake hands with our sister club, the Santa Clara Valley Koi & Water Club and look forward to future mingling.

    Heads up to anyone looking for fish for your pond, we have a couple recent posts in the Forum about Rescue and Adooption.

    In a nutshell...we had a great couple hours mingling and catching up.  The koi pond  at the Hayward Japanese Gardens certainly needs some work.  Maybe at another time we could revisit how we could help make it better.

  • 08/07/2014 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wow, a lot has happened in our first week on the web.  Things are going marvelous.    Thrilled to see people actually using the website to touch base with long lost members.

    Our Forum has 3 pinned IMPORTANT Topics that should prove useful:

    First is KOI BAZAAR -Buy-Sell-Trade-Free
    Use this Topic thread to post about:  Items you are looking to Buy, looking to Sell and items you are willing to Trade or Offer for Free

    Second is Koi RESCUE & ADOPTION
    Use this Topic thread to post about:  Koi fish that are needing to be Rescued and those are able to Adopt.

    Use this thread to suggest content for Newsletters and Website content.  Also to suggest anything that can help make our club more valuable to you.

    2)  Koi USA magazine %Discount is about to come online.

    3)  Koi Enthusiasts now have expanded profile info.  All levels of membership have the ability to upload a profile pic and to upload personal pics to photo albums in your profile.

    4)  The websites automated system
    should be sending out a really cordial invite to our upcoming Meeting Event to anyone who did not RSVP, by Registering online for Free.
    (Using the Event Register button, gives our host a general head count of attendees.  This will become really important in the future, as we grow.)

    If you do Register, you will receive a cordial reminder 3 days before the event.

    Yours in Koi-

  • 08/01/2014 8:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings Members, our former domain is tied up in internet red tape limbo.  We are still the same initials SFBAKC.org but expanded to SFBayAreaKoiClub.org.

    In an effort to increase our web presence as a premier koi organization here in the SF Bay Area, the club officers have supported this domain name change and we are moving forward with excitement.

    New content is in the works, so check back often.  As of 10:00am you can Comment and share your thoughts.

    Yours in Koi-

    The Board of Directors of the SF Bay Area Koi Club

    P.S.  This mornings first email did not contain all the web links to our site so I sent out a second. Sorry 'bout that.

  • 06/29/2014 7:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eight of us members traveled to Koi Enterprise in West Sacramento and we met with Tony Quintero.  He is an extremely knowledgeable new generation of koi keepers.  His facility and business is top drawer.  Koi Enterprise has a stunning selection of Japanese Koi.  We had great conversation and learned alot.

    We got up and close with adding Islandscapes.  Which is a great way to add plants to a pond without ledges or ponds with large fish that eat any plant material.

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