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.
Have you ever wondered how the immune system works in Koi? Learn what organ are involved, and the effects of some immune modulators.
If you are interested in showing Koi, or understanding Koi breeding for color, this book has many insights into Koi genetics, and how color traits are inherited.
The folks in New Zealand and Australia are concerned about Koi Carp as an invasive species. They have funded several research projects to learn more about their wild populations. This study shows that Koi don't live nearly as long in the wild as they do in good Koi ponds!
A Tiny Fish Just Passed a Classic Self-Awareness Test With a Mirror! Even cats and dogs can't do it.
Our Koi can survive lots of different water parameters, but these fish are even more amazing! You will enjoy reading the story about their rare habitat.
Those of you that have touched a Koi against the side with a net will recall that it will bend into a C-shape and dart away at roughly 90 degrees.
Carp have a preferred body temperature (PBT) of 22 to 28 degrees Celsius.
The swim-bladder, also known as an air bladder, is an air-filled sac situated just under the backbone at the top of the abdominal cavity.
Dr Paula Reynolds describes it very eloquently, in Koi-Carp Magazine, August 2000. "The outermost body protection for koi is the mucus coating which forms a layer known as the cuticle.
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right