Fish Superpowers - Anatomy, Physiology, Evolution, Genetics, Koi Characteristics, Koi/Fish Welfare

You will love this story about the dedication of a young man training his goldfish to play football. 
A man from China's Guangdong province has turned his fish tank into a football stadium. Yang Tianxin started training his goldfish half a year ago. Now he has 5 Ranchu goldfish which know how to shoot a ball into the goal.
https://www.scmp.com/video/china/3098772/giant-mushroom-discovered-malan...
 

So what are koi teeth made of?
Shark Teeth are actually scales, that's why they can infinitely grow them back.

Goldfish on Vacation Leads Children on an Unexpected Journey Connecting Generations | Brightly

Certain animals just seem to have really great PR teams hyping up their reputations. Elephants? Supposedly have steel-trap memory banks. Dogs? Well, we all know dogs are just perfect. But koi fish? No one ever really raves about koi fish...

 

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/fish/koi-fish.htm

 

Kentaro Sakai is a champion breeder of nishikigoi carp aka koi fish. Just last year, one sold at an auction for an astounding amount of money— nearly $2 million USD. Sakai’s carp are prized by wealthy collectors for their vivid colors, distinct patterns and glossy skin. Sakai invites us to his fish farm in Hiroshima, Japan, to see how he raises these fish, who lead pretty pampered lives in his care.

https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/the-king-of-koi-fish

This article is about size change in fish do to global warming, but has an excellent description of why larger Koi require more O2 than smaller Koi.

Read this synopsis of a study that showed the benefits of Koi getting some sun near the surface.

This is not a research paper, but a synopsis of a recent (Jan 28 2019) work done by New York University on how fish school.

Have you ever wondered about fish blood and it's components?  The following 2 studies are about platelets (thrombocytes).  Platelets not only facilitate blood clotting, but also provide an important protective barrier, and can be used to determine the age of the Koi.

This research describes how monoclonal antibodies were successfully developed for use in diagnosing disease of carp (including Koi).  The results are then used to develop specific antibodies to detect Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC).  The hope is to develop a vaccination against SVC based on these findings.

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