Koi fish, the swimming jewels of Asia, have been kept in outdoor ponds for centuries and are now flourishing across America. In just a few decades there has emerged one of the unique niches you will find anywhere: Koi keeping!

With thousands of more backyard ponds being constructed each year, many Americans can share their curiosity with these colorful creatures – while also developing an artistic skill set to create your very own pond from scratch if so desired.