Koi ponds are ponds used for holding koi, usually as part of a landscape. Koi ponds can be designed specifically to promote health and growth of the Nishkigoi or Japanese Ornamental Carp.
The architecture of the koi pond can have a great effect on the health and wellbeing of the koi. The practice of keeping koi often revolves around “finishing” a koi at the right time. The concept of finishing means that the fish has reached is highest potential. Koi clubs hold shows where koi keepers bring their fish for judging.