We all worry about our fish suffering, so Henry Kim created a goldfish 'wheelchair"
In a fairy-tale transformation engineered by man, the dull, grey carp was bred to a metallic sheen more than a millennium ago.
"Oh, wet pet," American poet Ogden Nash wrote in pithy summation of the humble goldfish, whose habitat is, by tradition, a glass bowl anchored by the faux luxury of a gravel-bound ceramic castle. But the reality is more complex, suggests a new book by Anna Marie Roos, a professor of the history of science and medicine at the University of Lincoln.
According to this story our Koi get drunk in the winter!
During the winter, goldfish and their relatives can have a blood-alcohol concentration beyond the legal limit for drink driving.
Scientists have figured out how goldfish produce alcohol to survive when trapped beneath the icy surfaces of frozen lakes and ponds.Unlike most vertebrates which die within a few minutes without oxygen, goldfish and their wild relatives crucian carp are able to survive for months in low oxygen water.
Our fish friends have super powers:
Scientists found the fish can regrow body parts, including retinas. Damage to cells in the retina, light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, is one of the most common causdes of blindness. The fish can repair the optic nerve carrying vital information to the brain in just a week.
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.
So what are koi teeth made of?
Shark Teeth are actually scales, that's why they can infinitely grow them back.
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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...
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