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Do you have a child or grandchild who needs a quick school presentation? Then this is the article for you. Very short and filled with facts.
"Koi and carp are very closely related fish types, yet they are sometimes considered as different types of the same species. However, there are important facts to consider about both Koi and carp before classifying them in the same group or into different groups. Hence, it would be highly interesting to know the characteristics and the differences between Koi and carp."
Sometimes nothing replaces the encyclopedia for facts and new knowledge. For instance; I did know that it was not until 1914, that the interest in koi really took off in Japan. Did you?
This is a very good short article on the status of koi in Japan, an introduction to the culture regarding koi.
"Koi have been loved in Japan and they have been characterized by strength and success for a very long time. Koi fish stands for basically anything that is good; luck, prosperity, vitality, and longevity and is very closely associated with the Japanese cultural identity."
This study looks at how koi move through water - with the end result of trying to figure out how to make underwater robots. If you are curious about koi and science, you will like this study.
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?
This is another example of how our hobby is growing and expanding the need for a more scientific approach to treating and medicating koi.
As the koi hobby grows and the need for expanded specialized veterinary care becomes evident, more diagnostic procedures are needed. Here is an example of researchers using endoscopic evaluation on koi.
Matt Parker is a Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology, University of Portsmouth, where he studies fish and fish behavior. Over his career he has some observations about fish and human beings. I know you will enjoy this easy read, short article on how we humans are like our fellow fish.
Wow, this technology could be right around the corner for us hobbyists. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a "affinity silk filter".
A fascinating study suggesting that koi will self-seek water at 90 deg F (32 C) in order to reduce the suffering of KHVD (cyprinid herpesvirus 3). This is very exciting research, but of course as noted by the researchers out of Belgium, a vaccine is still needed.
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