Why mudpond ?
a) In a mud pond there is usually more soil and beneficial organisms. Less poo to soil ratio. And more water for dilution.
b) Mudpond contains many naturally occurring minerals, clays and provides many trace elements that koi needs in developing their potential.
c) During inside the mudpond, Koi will develop their antibody and improve their immune system. Therefore, the kois will be more resistance to disease and healthier.
d) Mudpond with a good quality of mountain water also can improves koi skin quality, much richer in colour (more vivid and shining), increase their appetite and usually can grow faster. So "Azukari" is ideal for people who want a bigger fish. Faster.”
e) There was so many natural foods inside a mudpond. So the fish can "grow naturally" which I strongly believe is a good way to slowly develop a future fish to its potential. While in concrete pond, usually you have to increase your feeding rate since the fish is 100% depend on the food/pellet given by us. Some fish may grow faster inside a concrete pond due to the high feeding rate compare to the mudpond. But there is a side-effect if the fish grow too fast. And I believe this will also shortening the life span of the fish. "Fast-grow" inside a mudpond is not the same way as "fast-grow" inside a concrete pond.
d. Also there is no guarantee the fish will even grow as big as you want or make the changes you visoned or even change sex. The development of any fish also depend on their genetics and bloodline of their parent.
*** Azukari - Azukari is the shortened version of the Japanese verb; Azukarimasu. Azukarimasu means to care for or to look after.
Koi progress and their development after 6 months grow out and groom in our mudpond as per below :