Welcome to the
Charlotte Koi Club
I would like to give a big thank you to Felicia and Carl for putting on the Spring Fling
and to Mark Bodycott of USA Koi for bringing so many great fish to the event. The event has
grown each year and this year had to be the largest that I can recall. This year we were able to
gain five new members because of it.
Our May meeting will be hosted by Gary Chesson and will include a presentation by Gary’s
Pond builder who will take us through its evolution to its present state. Remember, bring
chairs, a dish to share and beverages. See our events page for more information.
As many of you know, I am somewhat of an equipment junkie when it comes to our pond.
While attending the Orlando Koi Show early this year, I became interested in a combination
ultraviolet sterilizer/ozone generator. You guessed it, I brought it home. Theoretically it uses
high dose uv lamps along with the ozone that it generates to oxidize and eliminate bacteria
and pheromones. I will be installing it in the filter system soon and will let you know how it
On another note, the club now has coffee mugs for sale. They are white with the new club
logo in color on them. $5.00 ea. for members; $10.00 ea. for non-members.
I look forward to seeing all club members at the May meeting!
- Terry McClain
CHARLOTTE KOI CLUB MISSION
- Social club for koi enthusiasts at all levels of experience and expertise.
- Provide education related to koi, koi keeping, and koi pond management.
- Provide consultative advice on buying koi, koi health, water quality, and general koi pond management.
- Share knowledge on topics of interest to club members such as water gardening, landscaping around ponds, statuary, koi shows, and Asian culture.
Common Koi Varieties
There are over 100 classifications of koi. Here is a visual guide to some of the most common varieties.
“All of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was.” – Claude Monet