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Hello and thank you for your interest in this ebook called Keeping Koi Carp. Welcome to the enchanting, almost silent, meditative world of Koi carp keeping, where beauty, serenity, and the art of aquatic care converge. This beginner's manual is designed to be your gateway into the captivating realm of these exquisite ornamental fish. Whether you're a newcomer to the aquatic hobby or an enthusiast seeking to expand your knowledge, this guide will provide you with essential insights to ensure the well-being and vitality of your Koi.Despite being found worldwide, and being inextricably linked to China and Japan, they actually originated in the bodies of fresh water around the Black, Caspian and Aral Seas. Koi carp have transcended their humble beginnings to become cherished symbols of tranquillity and harmony in water gardens around the globe. Their dazzling array of colours, elegant patterns, and graceful movements make them living masterpieces that can transform any pond into a living canvas.
Owen Jones, Amazon Best-Selling author from Barry, Wales, has lived in several countries and travelled in many more. While studying Russian in the USSR in the `70`s, he hobnobbed with spies on a regular basis. After university, in Suriname, he got caught up in the 1982 coup, when he was accused of being a mercenary.
Later, while a company director, he joined the crew of four as the galley slave to sail, from Barry to Gibraltar on a home-made concrete yacht during Desert Storm. En voyage, the yacht was almost rammed by a Russian oil tanker, and an American aircraft carrier - The Atlantic Challenger.
Since 2004, he has lived mainly in the UK, Spain and Thailand. He now leads a somewhat quieter life in his wife`s remote, northern farming village writing, editing and increasing the number of translations, and narrations of his novels.
As he says: "Born in the Land of Song, living in the Land of Smiles".