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Welcome to the Michigan Koi & Pond Club Website

The purpose of the Michigan Koi & Pond Club is to promote the keeping, appreciating and exhibiting of Koi, also known as Nishikigoi, as well as water gardening as a hobby. The Club engages in educational activities related to our hobby and strives to disseminate information to our members and to the general public.

The MKPC was founded in 1996 and continues to meet monthly from March through November. We strive to provide an array of topics and educational activities that are both interesting and useful for our members whether a newcomer to this hobby or an experienced pond keeper. Monthly newsletters are sent to our members from March through October. Our Pond Tour is an annual event for us and is located in a different city each year within the tri-county area around Detroit. In 2012, the MKPC held its first Koi Show which has now become an annual event.

Meetings and events are generally held the third Saturday of the month, usually at 1 pm. Please visit the Upcoming Events section for more information on our next meeting.

We appreciate your interest and encourage newcomers to contact us if you have any questions.

 

2017 Calendar of Events

April 21

Health Problems/Diseases Common to Koi: Prevention and Treatments

Koi hobbyist for many years, Bill Doyle was certified by the Associated Koi Clubs of America as a Koi Health Advisor (KHA) in 2007. He has extensive knowledge and first hand experience with a variety of health problems and treatments. He is a member of the Midwest Koi & Pond Club (Chicago), the Northern Midwest ZNA Koi Club as well as a new member of our Club.

Topics to be covered include health problems and diseases, as stated above, as well as which medication for which problem and the administration of medications (topicals, injections, etc.).

Information:

  • Where: Livonia Senior Center
                     15218 Farmington Rd, Livonia, 48154
                     (corner of Farmington Rd. & 5 Mile Rd)
  • Contact Ray @ 734-846- 8588 or Teri @ 734-837- 3902
  • Start: 1:00pm

May 5

Masaru Saito of Shintaro Koi Farm Is coming to Michigan

The Michigan Koi & Pond Club (MKPC) is honored and excited to host a seminar with guest speaker Masaru Saito, the owner/breeder of Shintaro Koi Farm.  The topic of this seminar will be the development of quality Koi and the process the breeder goes through to achieve the result he is looking for in his search for the most beautiful Koi.  

The Shintaro Koi Farm is known for producing high quality Go-Sanke, particularly Sanke.  Masaru Saito began to learn about the breeding of Koi from his father in 1968 and by working with other Koi breeders including Toshio Sakai.  The following information on Shintaro Koi Farm was taken from an article written by Tim Waddington and published in KOI USA a few years ago. At the age of 15 he stayed with Konishi for a short time before moving on to Toshio Sakai at Isawa Nishikigoi Center where he worked for 15 years.  He then started Shintaro Koi Farm in 1994. According to this article, many Japanese koi collectors started noticing Shintaro Koi in the early 2000’s including the biggest private collector in the world at that time, Kato san, who had more than 20,000 koi in his collection and it was said that his 2 best jumbo koi were Shintaro Sanke.

Mr. Saito is bringing 40 high class Gosanke tosai.  Reserve your Ticket for a Koi at the cost of $250.00 each by calling Ray Alexander at 734-846-8588.  Each ticket purchased entitles you to one koi. Ask Ray for more details.

Lunch will be served so a RSVP is required by Friday, April 27.  Please call Ray at 734-846-8588.

Information:

  • Where: Home of Bruce & Debbie Modetz
                     635 Sunny Beach Drive, White Lake, MI 48386
  • Start: 12:00pm