Environmental - Biosecurity, Ecosystems, Predation, Pollutants

A good article if you need some ideas about keeping the birds from your pond.  
 

"A fish pond can be an excellent way to create a relaxing, welcoming outdoor space, but it can also be an instant attraction for birds looking for an easy meal. If you've put all the work into creating a fish pond, especially a koi pond, it's worth investing in a few well-selected strategies to minimize risks."

 

Read More: https://www.housedigest.com/1327304/how-deter-birds-fish-pond/

If you are interested in the study of biofilm and it's many varities, this is the article for you. 
 

In many parts of the world water conservation is becoming very important. This short article gives some insights into conserving your water. 
 

So, what do carp do in the Winter? These scientist in Berlin, Germany had some fun by placing 37 tagged and traceable carp in a very cold (7°C, 44.6°F) natural lake during the winter to see what these fish would do. You will really enjoy this short YouTube. 
 

Kudos to all of you who keep your ponds healthy, and invite the critters of mother nature to find a welcome home in your yard. For those who realize those dragon flies are monster mosquito killers and smile as a new bird drops in for a sip of water, thank you. In this short article by Lucy Towers, she shares the difference our ponds make to the biodiversity of our neighborhoods.  
 

The aqua feed industry is ever changing and as koi hobbyists we are affected, mostly by the changes in the ingredients in koi feed, we often try to follow the trends. Here is a voice in the aquaculture industry speaking out for transparency in the feed manufacturing sector for those who raise fish for a living. Koi Organization International does not take a position on this or other policies of the aquaculture industry, but it is fair to say, that we like other consumers would benefit from clearly understanding the ingredients in our feed that we give our koi.
 

This short article and research shows how the food chain incorporates nanoplastics to the fish we eat and the fish we admire. This short story tells the troubling proof about the food chain bringing unwanted plastic to our food. 
 

A horrible, senseless act. 
 
"MIAMI -- A South Florida man is facing nearly two dozen charges of animal cruelty after he allegedly poured a lethal compound of chemicals into an Aventura Mall pond, resulting in the death of over 20 koi fish, according to court documents."
 
https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/south-florida-man-charged-with-animal...

I suspect that this koi might have been saved if the pond had been deeper, but hard to tell by the video. A good short video that reminds us that surprise predators like to eat koi and that when building a pond, it is possible to help reduce this threat. If you are interested in learning more about pond construction and protecting your koi, click on "Courses" on the K.O.I. website to learn from some of the best hobbyists in the koi world.  
 

A horrible crime, committed by youth with little thought of the consequences. How are your koi protected?  This pond appears to located in a very accessible place with no fencing to protect them, however it is in a gated community.  Are your koi protected from stupid people? 
 

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